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[meel-yem, mee-yem]
  1. a cupronickel coin of Egypt and Sudan, the 1000th part of a pound or the 10th part of a piaster.
  2. a former coin and monetary unit of Libya, the 1000th part of a pound: replaced by the dirham.
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Origin of millieme

1900–05; < French millièmeLatin millēsimus thousandth, equivalent to mille thousand + -ēsimus ordinal suffix
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Historical Examples of millieme

  • There was a smaller coin—a millieme—equal to one-tenth of a piastre.

    The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I

    Herbert Brayley Collett

British Dictionary definitions for millieme


  1. a Tunisian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a dinarAlso called: millime
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Word Origin for millieme

from French millième thousandth


  1. an Egyptian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a lira
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