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Definitions for paisa
ˈpaɪ sɑ, ˈpeɪ- for 1 ; ˈpɔɪ ʃɑ for 2 ; -seɪpaisa

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  1. paisanoun

    a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan


  1. paisanoun

    A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a rupee in various Asian countries.

  2. paisanoun

    (British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to 1/64th of a rupee.

  3. paisanoun

    A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Bangladeshi taka.

  4. Etymology: From पैसा (paisā).


  1. Paisa

    Paisa (also transliterated as pice, pesa, poysha, poisha and baisa) is a monetary unit in several countries. The word is also a generalised idiom for money and wealth. In India, Nepal, and Pakistan, the Paisa currently equals 1⁄100 of a Rupee. In Bangladesh, the Poysha equals 1⁄100 of a Bangladeshi Taka. In Oman, the Baisa equals 1⁄1000 of an Omani Rial.


  1. paisa

    Paisa is a monetary unit of several countries, including India, Nepal, and Pakistan. It is usually the smallest denomination of currency and it often makes up a fractional part of a unit of these countries' main currencies such as the Rupee. For example, in India, 100 paisa equals to 1 Rupee. The term "paisa" is also used in some Spanish-speaking countries as a colloquial term equivalent to "money" or "cash".


  1. Paisa

    The paisa is a monetary unit in several countries; cognate terms include poisha and baisa. In India, Nepal and Pakistan, the paisa currently equals ¹⁄100 of a rupee. In Bangladesh, the poisha equals ¹⁄100 of a Bangladeshi taka. In Oman, the baisa equals ¹⁄1000 of an Omani rial. The word paisa is from Hindi & Urdu paisā, a quarter-anna coin, ultimately from Sanskrit term padāṁśa meaning 'quarter part', from pada 'foot or quarter' and aṁśa 'part'. Until the 1950s in India and Pakistan, the paisa was equivalent to 3 pies, ¼ of an anna, or ¹⁄64 of a rupee. After the transition from a non-decimal currency to a decimal currency, the paisa was known as a naya paisa for a few years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paisa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paisa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of paisa in a Sentence

  1. Hindi Filmy Quote:

    Jag uska joh paisa wala ho, Ghaple se mile ya rishwat se(The world belongs to the one who has money, whether you get it by duping or taking bribe)

  2. Hindi Filmy Quote:

    Than than ki suno jhankar, ye duniya hai kala bazaar ye paisa bolta hai, ye paisa bolta hai (Listen to the jingling of the coins, This world is a black market. Money Talks, Money Talks)

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