Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several units of gold and silver currency formerly used in the Middle East.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name of a gold coin issued by the califs of Damascus: it was also applied to the gold coins of various Arab dynasties, and was the generic name of Arab gold coins.
  • noun A money of account in Persia, equal to one ten thousandth of the tuman.
  • noun A current silver coin of Servia, equal to 100 paras or about 20 United States cents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A petty money of accounts of Persia; 100 dinars consituted a rial.
  • noun An ancient gold coin of the East, issued by various Islamic countries.
  • noun the unit of currency of Yugoslavia. One dinar equals 100 paras. Abbreviated Din.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Name of official currency of several countries, including Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Serbia and Tunisia.
  • noun A coin or note worth one dinar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the basic unit of money in Algeria
  • noun the basic unit of money in Kuwait; equal 1,000 fils
  • noun the basic unit of money in Jordan; equal to 1,000 fils
  • noun the basic unit of money in Libya
  • noun 100 dinars equal 1 rial in Iran
  • noun the basic unit of money in Yugoslavia
  • noun the basic unit of money in Tunisia
  • noun the basic unit of money in Iraq; equal to 1,000 fils
  • noun the basic unit of money in Bahrain; equal to 1,000 fils

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic dīnār, from Late Greek dēnārion, from Latin dēnārius; see denarius.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Derived from Roman currency name denarius.

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