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[puh-chee-zee, pah-] /pəˈtʃi zi, pɑ-/

a board game, originated in ancient India, in which four players advance four pieces each along a route on a cross-shaped board toward a center square by throws of cowrie shells or dice.
a modern version of this game.
/pəˈtʃiːzɪ; pɑː-/
an Indian game somewhat resembling backgammon, played on a cruciform board using six cowries as dice


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