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n. pl. pai·se (-sā′) or paisa
A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the rupee in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

[Hindi paisā, from Sanskrit *padāṁśaḥ, quarter part : padam, foot, quarter (of a verse); see ped- in Indo-European roots + aṁśaḥ, portion; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -se (-seɪ)
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee
[from Hindi]


(ˈpaɪ sɑ, ˈpeɪ- for 1; ˈpɔɪ ʃɑ for 2 )

n., pl. -se (-seɪ) -sa, -sas.
1. a monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 1/100 of the rupee.
2. a monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to 1/100 of the taka.
[1955–60; < Hindi paisā]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Indian rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise
Pakistani rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Pakistan; equal to 100 paisa
Nepalese rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Nepal; equal to 100 paisa
taka - the basic unit of money in Bangladesh; equal to 100 paisa
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