fils

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[fils]
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noun, plural fils.
  1. a coin and monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the 100th part of a dinar.
  2. a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, the 100th part of a dirham.
  3. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, the 100th part of a riyal.
Also fil.

Origin of fils

1
1885–90; < Arabic, probably < Greek phóllis a kind of coin

fils

2
[fees]
noun, plural fils. French.
  1. son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils.
Compare père.

fil

[fil]
noun
  1. fils.
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Related Words for fils

boy, heir, relative, sibling, child, descendant, lad, male, disciple, native, fils, ben

Examples from the Web for fils

Contemporary Examples of fils

  • At the wheel of a Winnebago, dubbed the “Mitt Mobile,” Romney fils visited all 99 counties in Iowa.

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    The New Romney Dynasty

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    June 29, 2009

Historical Examples of fils


British Dictionary definitions for fils

fils

1
  1. an addition to a French surname to specify the son rather than the father of the same namea book by Dumas fils Compare père

Word Origin for fils

French: son

fils

2

fil (fɪl)

noun plural fils
    1. a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar
    2. a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham
    3. a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal

Word Origin for fils

from Arabic
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