[ dih-nahr ]
/ dɪˈnɑr /


Origin of dinar

1625–35; < Arabic, Persian dīnār < Late Greek dēnárion < Latin dēnārius a ten-as coin; see denary
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British Dictionary definitions for dinar


/ (ˈdiːnɑː) /


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

Word Origin for dinar

C17: from Arabic, from Late Greek dēnarion, from Latin dēnārius denarius
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Word Origin and History for dinar



Middle Eastern unit of currency, 1630s, from Arabic dinar, from late Greek denarion, from Latin denarius (see denarius).

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