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fils

[fils]
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:
1885–90; < Arabic, probably < Greek phóllis a kind of coin

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fils

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

fil

[fil]
noun
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fils1 (fis)
 
Compare père an addition to a French surname to specify the son rather than the father of the same name: a book by Dumas fils
 
[French: son]

fils or fil2 (fɪls, fɪl)
 
n , pl fils
a.  a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar
 b.  a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham
 c.  a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal
 
[from Arabic]
 
fil or fil2
 
n
 
[from Arabic]

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FIL
father-in-law
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