Dirham meaning

dîrhəm
A unit of currency equal to one one-thousandth of the dinar in Libya and Sudan.
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The basic monetary unit of:
  • Morocco.
  • The United Arab Emirates.
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A monetary unit of:
  • Libya, equal to11000 of a dinar.
  • Qatar, equal to11000 of a riyal.
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The currency unit of Morocco, comprised of 100 centimes, and the United Arab Emirates, comprised of 100 fils.
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A unit of currency used with varying value in many Arabic countries, including Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Qatar.
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A unit of weight used in the Ottoman Empire, equal to 3.207 grams. 400 dirhams equals 1 oka.
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Origin of dirham

  • Arabic from Greek drakhmē drachma drachma

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

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

    From Wiktionary