[ meel-yem, mee-yem ]
/ milˈyɛm, miˈyɛm /
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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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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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