di·nar (dĭ-när, dēnär′)
1. See Table at currency.
2. Any of several units of gold and silver currency formerly used in the Middle East.
[Arabic dīnār, from Late Greek dēnārion, from Latin dēnārius; see DENARIUS.]
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