Abassi meaning

1819, William Anderson, The London commercial dictionary, and sea-port gazetteer (printed in London), page 557, entry "Persia".

Accounts are kept in tomans of 50 abassis = 100 mamoodis = 200 shatrees = 1,000 dinars-bisti. The last is an imaginary money.

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1899, The romances of Alexandre Dumas, chapter 13, The Miller, page 141.

Only know how to set about it, and you can extract an abassi, not from every carriage, but from every gun-barrel.

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