Parcheesi



[pahr-chee-zee] /pɑrˈtʃi zi/

Trademark.
1.
a brand of the game pachisi.
/pɑːˈtʃiːzɪ/
noun
1.
trademark a modern board game derived from the ancient game of pachisi
n.

1800, from Hindi pachisi, from pachis “twenty-five” (highest throw of the dice), from Sanskrit panca “five” (see five) + vinsati-s “twenty.” Modern spelling outside India, with intrusive -r-, was enshrined 1892 by trademark name.

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