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 one hundredth of a rupee in various Asian countries.
  2. (historical) (British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to one 64th of a rupee.
  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/rustic one.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

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]

From a shortening of paisano.

Noun[edit]

paisa m (plural paisas)

  1. (Latin America, slang) Someone from a rural or rustic area.
  2. (Latin America, slang) A Chinese immigrant.
  3. (Colombia, informal) Someone from the Paisa Region of northwest Colombia.
  4. (Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, informal) Someone from any place in Colombia.
  5. (Costa Rica, informal) Someone from Nicaragua.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi पैसा (paisā).

Noun[edit]

paisa m (plural paisas)

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