பணம்

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Tamil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paɳam/, [pəɳəm]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from பணை (paṇai).

Noun[edit]

பணம் (paṇam)

  1. thickness; largeness

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit पण (paṇa, wealth; wages). Cognate with Kannada ಹಣ (haṇa).

Noun[edit]

பணம் (paṇam)

  1. wealth
  2. coin; money
  3. (historical) fanam (obsolete currency)
  4. commodity for sale
  5. price
  6. business
  7. house

Etymology 3[edit]

From Sanskrit फण (phaṇa) or फणा (phaṇā).

Noun[edit]

பணம் (paṇam)

  1. expanded hood of a cobra
  2. cobra
  3. a hooded instrument for guiding elephants

Etymology 4[edit]

Probably from Sanskrit वर्ण (varṇa, color; class). Cognate with Kannada ಪಣ (paṇa).

Noun[edit]

பணம் (paṇam)

  1. (historical) subsection of இடங்கை (iṭaṅkai, left-hand clan) and வலங்கை (valaṅkai, right-hand clan) classes