[meel-yem, mee-yem]


a cupronickel coin of Egypt and Sudan, the 1000th part of a pound or the 10th part of a piaster.
a former coin and monetary unit of Libya, the 1000th part of a pound: replaced by the dirham.

Nearby words

  1. millicent,
  2. millicoulomb,
  3. millicurie,
  4. millidegree,
  5. millie,
  6. milliequivalent,
  7. millier,
  8. millifarad,
  9. milligal,
  10. milligan

Origin of millieme

1900–05; < French millièmeLatin millēsimus thousandth, equivalent to mille thousand + -ēsimus ordinal suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for millieme



a Tunisian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a dinarAlso called: millime

Word Origin for millieme

from French millième thousandth



an Egyptian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a lira
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