variants: or abbasi \ ə-​ˈbä-​sē How to pronounce abbasi (audio) \
plural abassi or abassis or abbasi or abbasis

Definition of abassi

1 : a Persian silver coin first issued in the late 16th century
2 : an old Persian unit of weight equivalent to about 0.8 pound

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First Known Use of abassi

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abassi

borrowed from Persian ʽabbāsī, adjective and noun derivative of ʽAbbās I, †1628, Safavid shah of Persia during whose reign the coins were first issued

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“Abassi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abassi. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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