tilla

noun

Definition of tilla

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

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First Known Use of tilla

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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