a coin of Iran, equal to 10 rials.

Origin of toman

1560–70; < Persian tōmān, tūmān < Turkic tümen ten thousand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toman

Contemporary Examples of toman

Historical Examples of toman

  • One toman is too much, but my master is generous, and so I must be.

  • I ascended the toman or mound which I had visited on a former occasion.

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    George Borrow

  • To communicate with one another in the wood, they generally imitate the whistle of the toman or partridge.

  • They brought two large trays piled high with apples, grapes and pears, with a coat of blue broadcloth, and one toman in money.

  • After this Abdullah was careful to send a present to Shahbaz once in a while—a chicken, or a lamb, or a toman or two.

British Dictionary definitions for toman



a gold coin formerly issued in Persia

Word Origin for toman

C16: from Persian, of Mongolian origin
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