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A copper coin formerly used in India and Pakistan.
[Hindi ānā, from Sanskrit aṇu-, small.]
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(Currencies) a former Indian copper coin, worth one sixteenth of a rupee
[C18: from Hindi ānā]
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n., pl. -nas.
a former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to 1/16 of a rupee.
[1720–30; < Hindi ānā]
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