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fils

[fils] /fɪls/
noun, plural fils.
1.
a coin and monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the 100th part of a dinar.
2.
a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, the 100th part of a dirham.
3.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, the 100th part of a riyal.
Also, fil.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Arabic, probably < Greek phóllis a kind of coin

fils

[fees] /fis/
noun, plural fils. French.
1.
son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils.
Compare père.

fil

[fil] /fɪl/
noun
1.
fils.
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  • Pere et fils, in fact, are a generationally glued physician team.
British Dictionary definitions for fils

fils1

/fis/
uknown
1.
an addition to a French surname to specify the son rather than the father of the same name: a book by Dumas fils Compare père
Word Origin
French: son

fils2

/fɪls/
noun (pl) fils
1.
  1. a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar
  2. a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham
  3. a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal
Word Origin
from Arabic
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Related Abbreviations for fils

FIL

father-in-law
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