One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to one quarter of an anna.
- ‘Some of them pinch their baby brothers and sisters to make them cry for a few pice or a handful of rice.’
- ‘I will see my daughter married to a crocodile, to a tree, before you get a single pice!’
- ‘The offering of Karhaha Prashad should be accompanied by at least two pice in cash.’
- ‘The Guru placed before it five pice and a coconut and bowed his head before it.’
From Hindi paisā.
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