dinar

[dih-nahr]
noun
1.
any of various former coins of the Near East, especially gold coins issued by Islamic governments.
2.
a money of account of Iran, the 100th part of a rial.
3.
a.
formerly, a coin and monetary unit of Yugoslavia, equal to 100 paras. Abbreviation: Din.
b.
a coin and monetary unit of Macedonia and Serbia, equal to 100 paras.
4.
a paper money, silver or nickel coin, and monetary unit of Iraq, equal to 1000 fils or 20 dirhams. Abbreviation: ID.
5.
a paper money and monetary unit of Jordan, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: JD.
6.
a paper money and monetary unit of Kuwait, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 fils. Abbreviation: KD.
7.
a paper money and monetary unit of Tunisia, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 millimes.
8.
a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Algeria, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: DA.
9.
a paper money and monetary unit of Bahrain, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: BD.
10.
a paper money and monetary unit of Libya, equal to 1000 dirham: replaced the pound in 1971. Abbreviation: LD.
11.
a paper money and monetary unit of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: YD.

Origin:
1625–35; < Arabic, Persian dīnār < Late Greek dēnárion < Latin dēnārius a ten-as coin; see denary

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dinar (ˈdiːnɑː)
 
n
1.  Din, D, d the standard monetary unit of the following countries or territories. Algeria: divided into 100 centimes. Bahrain: divided into 1000 fils. Iraq: divided into 1000 fils. Jordan: divided into 1000 fils. Kuwait: divided into 1000 fils. Libya: divided into 1000 dirhams. Serbia: divided into 100 paras (formerly the standard monetary unit of Yugoslavia). Sudan, Tunisia: divided into 1000 millimes
2.  a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates worth one tenth of a dirham
3.  a coin, esp one of gold, formerly used in the Middle East
 
[C17: from Arabic, from Late Greek dēnarion, from Latin dēnāriusdenarius]

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Most transactions take place in five- and ten-dinar notes, the equivalent of thirty-three and sixty-six cents.
It was to cost him a full gold dinar even at the lower, summer rate.
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