dinar

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noun di·nar \di-ˈnär, ˈdē-ˌ\

Definition of dinar

  1. 1 :  a gold coin formerly used in countries of southwest Asia and north Africa

  2. 2a :  the basic monetary unit of Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Sudan, and Tunisia — see money tableb :  a monetary subunit of the rial (Iran) — see rial at money table

Origin and Etymology of dinar

Arabic dīnār, from Late Greek dēnarion denarius, from Latin denarius — more at denier


First Known Use: 1634


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