[dir-hem, dih-rem, dir-uh m]
- any of various fractional silver coins issued in Islamic countries at different periods.
Origin of dirhem
First recorded in 1780–90; variant of dirham
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Examples from the Web for dirhem
Was there but one dirhem in the world, thou wouldst obtain it by this means.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
Dirhem, dir′hem, n. an oriental weight and silver coin, originally two-thirds of an Attic drachma.
The military budget has neither increased a para, nor decreased a dirhem.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt