plural trambiyo
: a small copper coin used in the former Indian state of Kutch from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries

Word History


borrowed from Kachchhi (Indo-Aryan speech of Kutch) trāmbhyo, derivative of trāmo, tāmo, tāmbo "copper," going back to Sanskrit tāmrá- "dark red, copper"

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trambiyo was in 1889

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“Trambiyo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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