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qirsh

[kursh] /kɜrʃ/
noun, plural qurush
[koo-roosh] /kʊˈruʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Saudi Arabia, the 20th part of a riyal.
2.
a former coin and fractional monetary unit of several Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Also, qursh, gursh, girsh, ghirsh.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Arabic
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