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

  • n. A gold coin formerly used in Persia worth 10,000 dinars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former currency of Iran.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A money of account in Persia, whose value varies greatly at different times and places. Its average value may be reckoned at about two and a half dollars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A current gold coin of Persia, worth 7s, 2¼ d. English (about $1.76).


Farsi tūmān, from Turkic tümen, unit of ten thousand.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian تومان (tumân), from Mongolian. (Wiktionary)



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