from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silver coin of Persia, from the 16th century, worth about twenty cents.
- n. A Persian unit of weight, equivalent to approximately 12.8 oz.
- n. An Afghan bronze coin from the early 20th century, equivalent to four shahi.
- n. An unit of measurement for Afghan postage stamps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a silver coin formerly current in Persia.
- n. The 20-copeck silver piece circulating in Russia, weighing about 61 grains, .500 fine, and worth about 8½ cents.
- n. Also written abassi, abassis.
- n. A current, subsidiary coin of Afghanistan, equivalent to 2 sanars or cents.
From Arabic or Persian abāsĩ, belonging to Abbās I, shah of Persia. (Wiktionary)