fils


fils
/fils/, n., pl. fils.
1. a coin and monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the 100th part of a dinar.
2. a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, the 100th part of a dirham.
3. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, the 100th part of a riyal.
Also, fil.
[1885-90; < Ar, prob. < Gk phóllis a kind of coin]
/fees/, n., pl. fils. French.
son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils. Cf. père.

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Universalium. 2010.