abbasi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian عباسی ('abbâsi); see for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abbasi (plural abbasis)

  1. (historical) A silver coin of Persia, introduced by Safavid Shah Abbas in 16th century, worth about twenty cents.
  2. (historical) A Persian unit of weight, equivalent to approximately 12.8 oz.
  3. (historical) An Afghan bronze coin from the early 20th century, equivalent to four shahi.
  4. An unit of measurement for Afghan postage stamps.

References[edit]

  • Abassi” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)