noun (1)
to·​man | \ təˈmän \
plural -s

Definition of toman

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2)
tom·​an | \ ˈtämən \
plural -s

Definition of toman (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mound or hillock

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History and Etymology for toman

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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