Definitions

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.

Etymologies

From Arabic or Persian abāsĩ, belonging to Abbās I, shah of Persia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gregorian, p. 402, divides the Kabuli rupee as follows for the nineteenth century: 10 dinars to 1 paisa; 5 paisas to 1 copper shahi; 2 shahis to 1 silver sannar or sadinar or misqali; 2 sannar to 1 abbasi or tanga; 1.5 abbasi to 1 kran (qiran); 2 krans to 1 rupee; 2/5 rupees to 1 nim sanad; 5 rupees to one sanad; 20 rupees to 1 toman.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • In the pukhta system 50 dinars equaled 1 shahi, 2 shahis equaled 1 sanar, 2 sanars equaled 1 abbasi, 3 abbasis equaled 1 Kabuli rupee.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

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  • O 'anasar abbasi what are you just a small time rascal, a scoundral or jus a scum bag?

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