al·​ti·​lik | \ ˈaltəˌlik \
plural -s

Definition of altilik

: a coin formerly used in Turkey that was originally of silver and was equivalent to 6 piasters

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First Known Use of altilik

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altilik

borrowed from Turkish altılık, literally, “having six parts,” from altı “six” + -lık, noun and adjective suffix

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“Altilik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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