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also ri·al  (rē-ôl′, -äl′)
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[Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real, real; see real2.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Qatar, divided into 100 dirhams; Saudi Arabia, divided into 100 halala; and Yemen, divided into 100 fils
[from Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real real2]


(riˈyɔl, -ˈyɑl)

also rial

the basic monetary unit of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
[1935–40; < Arabic < Sp real real2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riyal - the basic unit of money in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian monetary unit - monetary unit in Saudi Arabia
qurush - 20 qurush equal 1 riyal in Saudi Arabia
2.riyal - the basic unit of money in Qatar
Qatari monetary unit - monetary unit in Qatar
dirham, Qatari dirham - 100 dirhams equal 1 riyal in Qatar


[riːˈɑːl] Nriyal m


n (Saudi Arabian) → saudi-arabischer Riyal; (Yemeni) → Jemen-Riyal m
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