paisa

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi पैसा (paisā).

Noun[edit]

paisa (plural paisas or paise or pice)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a rupee in various Asian countries.
  2. (historical, British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to 164 of a rupee or three pies.
  3. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth 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 or rustic one.

Anagrams[edit]


Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paisa/, /pɛjsa/, /pɛːsa/

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi पैसा (paisā)

Noun[edit]

paisa

  1. money
    Synonyms: kas, larzan

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pēsum (with a later change of gender), from Latin pēnsum.

Noun[edit]

paisa f

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) weight

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Puter, Vallader) pais

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of paisano.

Noun[edit]

paisa m (plural paisas)

  1. (Latin America, slang) person from a rural or rustic area
  2. (Latin America, slang) Chinese immigrant
  3. (Colombia, informal) inhabitant of the Paisa Region of northwest Colombia
    Synonym: antioqueño
  4. (Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, informal) Colombian
    Synonym: colombiano
  5. (Costa Rica, informal) Nicaraguan
    Synonyms: nica, nicaragüense

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi पैसा (paisā).

Noun[edit]

paisa m (plural paisas)

  1. paisa (a hundredth of a rupee or a taka)