xe·​ra·​fim | \ -ēⁿ, -ēm \
variants: or xerafin or less commonly xeraphim or xeraphin
plural -s

Definition of xerafim

: a silver coin current in Portuguese India before the 19th century and worth 300 to 360 reis

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History and Etymology for xerafim

Portuguese xerafim, from Arabic sharīfi, from sharīf noble

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“Xerafim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerafim. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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