dirhem

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Turkish dirhem, from Ottoman Turkish, borrowing from Persian, borrowing from Arabic دِرْهَم (dirham), borrowing from Middle Persian, borrowing from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Doublet of drachma and diram.

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

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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