What does pachisi mean?

Definitions for pachisipəˈtʃi zi, pɑ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pachisi, parchesi, parchisi(noun)

    an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pachisi(noun)

    alt. of Parchesi


  1. Pachisi

    Pachisi is a cross and circle board game that originated in ancient India which has been described as the "national game of India". It is played on a board shaped like a symmetrical cross. A player's pieces move around the board based upon a throw of six or seven cowrie shells, with the number of shells resting with aperture upwards indicating the number of spaces to move. The name of the game derives from the Hindi word pachis, meaning twenty-five, the largest score that can be thrown with the cowrie shells. Thus the game is also known by the name Twenty-Five. Parcheesi, Sorry! and Ludo are among the many Westernized commercial versions of the game.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pachisi in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pachisi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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