Dirham Definition

dîrhəm
noun
The basic monetary unit of:
Webster's New World
A unit of currency equal to one one-thousandth of the dinar in Libya and Sudan.
American Heritage
A monetary unit of:
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Qatari dirhamUnited Arab Emirate dirhamMoroccan dirhamTunisian dirhamLibyan dirhamKuwaiti dirham

Other Word Forms of Dirham

Noun

Singular:
dirham
Plural:
dirhams

Origin of Dirham

  • From Arabic درهم (dírham), ultimately from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic from Greek drakhmē drachma drachma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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