- the basic monetary unit of:
- the United Arab Emirates
- a monetary unit of:
- Libya, equal to of a dinar
- Qatar, equal to of a riyal
Origin of dirhamArabic ; from Classical Latin drachma, drachma
- See Table at currency.
- A unit of currency equal to one one-thousandth of the dinar in Libya and Sudan.
Origin of dirhamArabic, from Greek drakhm&emacron;, drachma; see drachma.
From Arabic درهم (dírham), ultimately from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).
dirham - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Morocco, comprised of 100 centimes, and the United Arab Emirates, comprised of 100 fils.