[ meel-yem, mee-yem ]
/ milˈyɛm, miˈyɛm /
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.
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Origin of millieme
1900–05; < French millième ≪ Latin millēsimus thousandth, equivalent to mille thousand + -ēsimus ordinal suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for 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 of 2)
/ (miːlˈjɛm) /
a Tunisian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a dinarAlso called: millime
Word Origin for millieme
from French millième thousandth
British Dictionary definitions for millieme (2 of 2)
/ (miːlˈjɛm) /
an Egyptian monetary unit worth one thousandth of a lira
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