tilla

noun

1
or less commonly til or tila plural tillas also tils or tilas : the basic monetary unit of the khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
also : a gold coin representing one of these tillas
2
plural tillas : a formerly used monetary unit of Afghanistan equal to ten rupees
also : a gold coin representing one Afghan tilla

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tilla was in 1834

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“Tilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilla. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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