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dinar

[dih-nahr] /dɪˈnɑr/
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.
  1. formerly, a coin and monetary unit of Yugoslavia, equal to 100 paras.
    Abbreviation: Din.
  2. 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
1625-1635
1625-35; < Arabic, Persian dīnār < Late Greek dēnárion < Latin dēnārius a ten-as coin; see denary
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Examples from the web for dinar
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for dinar

dinar

/ˈdiːnɑː/
noun
1.
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 Din, D, d
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
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, from Late Greek dēnarion, from Latin dēnāriusdenarius
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Word Origin and History for dinar
n.

Middle Eastern unit of currency, 1630s, from Arabic dinar, from late Greek denarion, from Latin denarius (see denarius).

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