Definition of parisis in English:

parisis

noun

historical
  • A coin, especially a denier, minted at Paris, worth one quarter more than one minted at Tours.

adjective

historical
  • Of a coin: minted at Paris and worth one quarter more than one minted at Tours. Used as postpositive.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Pilgrimage of the Lyf of the Manhode. From Middle French parisis, paresis coin struck at Paris, (as adjective) struck at Paris, Middle French, French † parisis fee of one quarter charged in certain situations (as at an auction, etc.) from post-classical Latin Parisiensis coin minted at Paris, also native or inhabitant of Paris.

Pronunciation

parisis

/ˈparɪsɪs/