- any of various former coins of the Near East, especially gold coins issued by Islamic governments.
- a money of account of Iran, the 100th part of a rial.
- formerly, a coin and monetary unit of Yugoslavia, equal to 100 paras. Abbreviation: Din.
- a coin and monetary unit of Macedonia and Serbia, equal to 100 paras.
- a paper money, silver or nickel coin, and monetary unit of Iraq, equal to 1000 fils or 20 dirhams. Abbreviation: ID.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Jordan, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: JD.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Kuwait, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 fils. Abbreviation: KD.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Tunisia, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 millimes.
- a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Algeria, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: DA.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Bahrain, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: BD.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Libya, equal to 1000 dirham: replaced the pound in 1971. Abbreviation: LD.
- a paper money and monetary unit of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: YD.
Origin of dinar
1625–35; < Arabic, Persian dīnār < Late Greek dēnárion < Latin dēnārius a ten-as coin; see denary
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Examples from the Web for dinar
I could not, I fear, make one dinar by any one of the methods you suggest.
The Chinese ships pay here a thousand drams for duties, whereas others pay only from one dinar to ten.
I forgive thee gladly thy ransom, neither shall I ever ask even a dinar from thee, but thou canst repay me!Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians
Woislav M. Petrovitch
Here the eldest nephew said respectfully and with an inclination of the head: Pray, uncle, what is a dinar?
- the standard monetary unit of the following countries or territories. Algeria: divided into 100 centimes. Bahrain: divided into 1000 fils. Iraq: divided into 1000 fils. Jordan: divided into 1000 fils. Kuwait: divided into 1000 fils. Libya: divided into 1000 dirhams. Serbia: divided into 100 paras (formerly the standard monetary unit of Yugoslavia). Sudan, Tunisia: divided into 1000 millimesAbbreviation: Din, D, d
- a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates worth one tenth of a dirham
- a coin, esp one of gold, formerly used in the Middle East
C17: from Arabic, from Late Greek dēnarion, from Latin dēnārius denarius
Word Origin and History for dinar
Middle Eastern unit of currency, 1630s, from Arabic dinar, from late Greek denarion, from Latin denarius (see denarius).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper