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dirhem

[dir-hem, dih-rem, dir-uh m]
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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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.