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fils

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

Origin of fils

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First recorded in 1885–90; from Arabic, probably from Greek phóllis “a kind of coin”

Other definitions for fils (2 of 2)

fils2
[ fees ]
/ fis /

noun, plural fils.French.
son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils.
Compare père.
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British Dictionary definitions for fils (1 of 2)

fils1
/ French (fis) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for fils (2 of 2)

fils2

fil (fɪl)

/ (fɪls) /

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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