xerafim

noun

xe·​ra·​fim
-ēⁿ,
-ēm
variants or xerafin or less commonly xeraphim or xeraphin
plural -s
: a silver coin current in Portuguese India before the 19th century and worth 300 to 360 reis

Word History

Etymology

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 3 Mar. 2024.

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