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, one 100th of a dinar.

  2. a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, one 100th of a dirham.

  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, one 100th of a riyal.

Origin of fils

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First recorded in 1885–90; from Arabic, probably from Greek phóllis “a kind of coin”
  • Also fil [fil] /fɪl/ .

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Other definitions for fils (2 of 2)

fils2
[ fees ]

noun,plural fils.French.
  1. son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils.

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How to use fils in a sentence

  • I send you an epitaph which he mentions on a tomb in Paris—that of a mother: "Dors en paix, O ma mre, ton fils t'obeira toujours."

British Dictionary definitions for fils (1 of 2)

fils1

/ French (fis) /


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

Origin of fils

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French: son

British Dictionary definitions for fils (2 of 2)

fils2

fil (fɪl)

/ (fɪls) /


nounplural fils
    • a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar

    • a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham

    • a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal

Origin of fils

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from Arabic

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