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dirham

[ dir-ham, dih-ram, dir-uhm ]
/ dɪrˈhæm, dɪˈræm, ˈdɪr əm /
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noun
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Origin of dirham

First recorded in 1965–70; from Arabic dirham, from Greek dráchma; see drachma
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British Dictionary definitions for dirham

dirham
/ (ˈdɪəræm) /

noun
the standard monetary unit of Morocco, divided into 100 centimes
the standard monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, divided into 10 dinars and 100 fils
  1. a Kuwaiti monetary unit worth one tenth of a dinar and 100 fils
  2. a Tunisian monetary unit worth one tenth of a dinar and 100 millimes
  3. a Qatari monetary unit worth one hundredth of a riyal
  4. a Libyan monetary unit worth one thousandth of a dinar
any of various silver coins minted in North African countries at different periods

Word Origin for dirham

C18: from Arabic, from Latin: drachma
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