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niSka

niSka m. rarely n. (Un2. iii , 45 g. {ardharcAdi}) a golden ornament for the neck or breast (also used as money) RV. &c. &c. later a partic. coin varying in value at different times (= 1 Dinara of 32 small or 16 large Rettis , = 1 Karsha or Suvarna of 16 Mashas , = 1 Pala of 4 or 5 Su-varnas , = 1 larger Pala or Dinara variously reckoned at 108 or 150 Su-varnas , = 4 Mashas , = 16 Drammas ; also a weight of silver of 4 Su-varnas) ; golden vessel L. gold L. m. a Candala L. {A}) f. a measure of length MarkP.
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