Paisa vs Pais - What's the difference?

paisa | pais |


As nouns the difference between paisa and pais

is that paisa is a fellow countryman while pais is village.

paisa

English

(wikipedia paisa)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (pais?).

Noun

  • A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a rupee in various Asian countries.
  • (historical) (British India) A subdivision of currency equivalent to 1/64th of a rupee.
  • A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Bangladeshi taka.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) paisa, a shortening of paisano.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) A Mexican national, especially a rural/rustic one.
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    pais

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete, legal) The (people of the) country.
  • Usage notes

    * A trial per pais'' is a trial by the country, i.e. by a jury; and ''matter in pais is matter triable by the country, or jury. (Webster 1913) ----