n. pl. bahtsor baht
See Table at currency.
[Thai bàat, from earlier, one quarter of a tael of silver, from Old Khmer pāda, foot, quarter, from Sanskrit pādaḥ, foot (as of an animal), quarter (since quadrupeds have four feet, a foot represented a quarter of an animal), from pāt, pad-, foot; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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