See also: akce and akče

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish آقچه(akça, akçe) (compare Turkish akçe).

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akçe (plural akçes)

  1. A silver coin minted during the Ottoman Empire, valued at one-third of a para.
    • 1988, Christina Pribićević-Zorić, translating Milorad Pavić, Dictionary of the Khazars, Vintage 1989, p. 209:
      Worth the sum of two thousand two hundred akches, this is all a final gift to the said maiden if he fails to marry her within the appointed period of time.
    • 2011, Christine Woodhead (ed.), The Ottoman World:
      The corvée is an archaic feature, absent from later statutes, but the notion that 50 akçes was the rate of compensation due for loss of tithes lingered.

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