dirhem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish dirhem, from Ottoman Turkish, borrowing from Persian, borrowing from Arabic دِرْهَم (dirham), borrowing from Middle Persian, borrowing from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

Noun[edit]

dirhem (plural dirhems)

  1. (historical units of measurement) A former small Turkish unit of weight, variously reckoned as 1.5–3.5 g (.05–.12 oz.).
  2. (chiefly historical Turkish contexts) Alternative form of dirham: a former silver coin weighing one dirhem; modern currencies named for it.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

dirhem

  1. A unit of weight: 1 dirhem = 3.12 gramme (obsolete).
  2. Silver coin (historical).

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish درهم (dirhem), from Persian درهم (dirham), from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Compare dràhma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dǐrxem/
  • Hyphenation: dir‧hem

Noun[edit]

dìrhem m (Cyrillic spelling дѝрхем)

  1. (regional, historical) dirham (especially silver coin used during the Ottoman Empire)

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