dirham

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From Arabic درهم (dírham), ultimately from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

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dirham (plural dirhams)

  1. A unit of currency used with varying value in many Arabic countries, including Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Qatar.
  2. A unit of weight used in the Ottoman Empire, equal to 3.207 grams. 400 dirhams equals 1 oka.
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