aba·​zi | \ ə-ˈbä-zē How to pronounce abazi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly abbasi \ ə-​ˈbä-​sē How to pronounce abbasi (audio) \
plural abazi or abazis also abbasi or abbasis

Definition of abazi

: an 18th and early 19th century monetary unit used in the Caucasus region that is now the Republic of Georgia

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First Known Use of abazi

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abazi

borrowed from Georgian abazi, borrowed from Persian ʽabbāsī abassi

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

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