American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a rupee in various Asian countries.
- n. historical (British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to 1/64th of a rupee.
- n. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Bangladeshi taka.
- n. a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
- From Hindi पैसा (paisā). (Wiktionary)
- Hindi paisā, from Sanskrit *padāṁśaḥ, quarter part : padam, foot, quarter (of a verse); + aṁśaḥ, portion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, only in the case where your contract says that your termination charge is more than 20 paisa, that is only where you will get hit, so it is no easy to work out, however this will impact Bharti.”
“When he does play with anything it is to caress lovingly the "paisa" or pieces of money that he last earned, not to improve his dexterity but because they will give him a good meal, a cup of arak, (or intoxicating liquor) and a long lazy sleep.”
“The government will take something, and then give you something, says the local big man, surrounded by his coterie of fawning cops and muscle men, and a reluctant compact is made between 'paisa' and 'jaan.”
“Its full paisa vasool especially for our parents generation as it is do to with their memories of villages where they grew up.”
“Then Sopo, where the main dairy plant in this region exists (Antioquia has more dairy than Cundinamarca has, but I learned nothing of the paisa production).”
“She and her family live in Pereira and so are considered “paisa.””
“Even if regulations changed to allow voice over IP VOIP, it would be next to impossible for Reliance to match Airtel's incremental cost of producing one minute of voice--7 paisa!”
“In Kerala state in South India even small grocery stores in remote villages charge 25 paisa per plastic bag.”
“ But the same principles apply, and I bet the two of them would make fascinating conversants over a dinner of bandeja paisa.”
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