toman

1 of 2

noun (1)

to·​man
təˈmän
plural -s
1
or less commonly tuman
təˈm-
a
: an old Persian unit of monetary value equal at one time to 10,000 dinars
b
: a Persian gold coin issued up to 1927
c
: a unit of monetary value equal to 10 Iranian rials
2
: a military division of 10,000 men among the Mongols and Tatars

toman

2 of 2

noun (2)

tom·​an
ˈtämən
plural -s
Scottish
: a mound or hillock

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Persian tōmān, tūmān, of Mongol origin

Noun (2)

Scottish Gaelic, diminutive of tom hill; akin to Middle Irish tomm hill

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“Toman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toman. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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