dirhem

[ dir-hem, dih-rem, dir-uh m ]
/ dɪrˈhɛm, dɪˈrɛm, ˈdɪr əm /
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noun

any of various fractional silver coins issued in Islamic countries at different periods.

Nearby words

  1. direly,
  2. diremption,
  3. direxit,
  4. dirge,
  5. dirham,
  6. dirhinous,
  7. dirichlet,
  8. dirigible,
  9. dirigisme,
  10. dirigo

Origin of dirhem

First recorded in 1780–90; variant of dirham

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