dinar


noun

  1. any of various former coins of the Near East, especially gold coins issued by Islamic governments.
  2. a money of account of Iran, the 100th part of a rial.
    1. formerly, a coin and monetary unit of Yugoslavia, equal to 100 paras. Abbreviation: Din.
    2. a coin and monetary unit of Macedonia and Serbia, equal to 100 paras.
  3. a paper money, silver or nickel coin, and monetary unit of Iraq, equal to 1000 fils or 20 dirhams. Abbreviation: ID.
  4. a paper money and monetary unit of Jordan, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: JD.
  5. a paper money and monetary unit of Kuwait, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 fils. Abbreviation: KD.
  6. a paper money and monetary unit of Tunisia, equal to 10 dirhams or 1000 millimes.
  7. a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Algeria, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: DA.
  8. a paper money and monetary unit of Bahrain, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: BD.
  9. a paper money and monetary unit of Libya, equal to 1000 dirham: replaced the pound in 1971. Abbreviation: LD.
  10. a paper money and monetary unit of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, equal to 1000 fils. Abbreviation: YD.

noun

  1. the standard monetary unit of the following countries or territories. Algeria: divided into 100 centimes. Bahrain: divided into 1000 fils. Iraq: divided into 1000 fils. Jordan: divided into 1000 fils. Kuwait: divided into 1000 fils. Libya: divided into 1000 dirhams. Serbia: divided into 100 paras (formerly the standard monetary unit of Yugoslavia). Sudan, Tunisia: divided into 1000 millimesAbbreviation: Din, D, d
  2. a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates worth one tenth of a dirham
  3. a coin, esp one of gold, formerly used in the Middle East
n.

Middle Eastern unit of currency, 1630s, from Arabic dinar, from late Greek denarion, from Latin denarius (see denarius).

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