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dirham

[dir-ham, dih-ram, dir-uh m] /dɪrˈhæm, dɪˈræm, ˈdɪr əm/
noun
1.
a money of account of Iraq, the 20th part of a dinar, equal to 50 fils.
2.
a money of account of Kuwait, the 10th part of a dinar, equal to 100 fils.
3.
a brass-clad steel coin and monetary unit of Libya, the 1000th part of a dinar: replaced the millieme in 1971.
4.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Morocco, equal to 100 centimes.
Abbreviation: DH.
5.
a bronze or cupronickel coin of Qatar, the 100th part of a riyal.
6.
a money of account of Tunisia, the 10th part of a dinar, equal to 100 millimes.
7.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equal to 100 fils.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Arabic dirham < Greek dráchma; see drachma
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dirham

/ˈdɪəræm/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Morocco, divided into 100 centimes
2.
the standard monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, divided into 10 dinars and 100 fils
3.
  1. a Kuwaiti monetary unit worth one tenth of a dinar and 100 fils
  2. a Tunisian monetary unit worth one tenth of a dinar and 100 millimes
  3. a Qatari monetary unit worth one hundredth of a riyal
  4. a Libyan monetary unit worth one thousandth of a dinar
4.
any of various silver coins minted in North African countries at different periods
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic, from Latin: drachma
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