paisa

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi पैसा (paisā).

Noun[edit]

paisa (plural paisas or paise or pice)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a rupee in various Asian countries.
  2. (historical) (British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to 1/64th of a rupee.
  3. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Bangladeshi taka.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish paisa, a shortening of paisano.

Noun[edit]

paisa (plural paisas)

  1. (slang) A Mexican national, especially a rural/rustic one.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sursilvan, Surmiran) peisa
  • (Sutsilvan) pesa

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pensum.

Noun[edit]

paisa f

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) weight

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Puter, Vallader) pais