ghirsh

noun

variant spelling of

1 or qursh \ ˈku̇rsh How to pronounce qursh (audio) \ or qurush \ ˈku̇r-​əsh How to pronounce qurush (audio) \ or less commonly ghirsh \ ˈgirsh How to pronounce ghirsh (audio) \, qirshes or qirsh or qursh or qurush or less commonly ghirsh : a monetary unit of Saudi Arabia equal to ¹/₂₂ riyal until 1960 and since then equal to ¹/₂₀riyal also : a coin representing one qirsh
2 plural qirshes or qirsh : piastre sense 3b

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