- a coin and monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the 100th part of a dinar.
- a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, the 100th part of a dirham.
- an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, the 100th part of a riyal.
Origin of fils1
1885–90; < Arabic, probably < Greek phóllis a kind of coin
- son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils.
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Examples from the Web for fils
At the wheel of a Winnebago, dubbed the “Mitt Mobile,” Romney fils visited all 99 counties in Iowa.The New Romney Dynasty
Samuel P. Jacobs
June 29, 2009
Madiou (fils) describes the mutual cruelties of the French and natives.
He was a gentleman, a fils de famille, of the English aristocracy.The Rough Road
William John Locke
He could say “mon fils,” just as he could say (with equal veracity) “mon automobile.”The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol
William J. Locke
Oh, mon fils, thou wilt write often, and I must know all the news.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker
S. Weir Mitchell
Dumas fils, Ibsen, Brieux prove the truth of this statement.Dramatic Technique
George Pierce Baker
- an addition to a French surname to specify the son rather than the father of the same namea book by Dumas fils Compare père
- a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar
- a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham
- a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal
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