noun al·ti·lik \ˈaltəˌlik\

Definition of altilik



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

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Origin and Etymology of altilik

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

First Known Use: 1839

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capable of being understood in two ways

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