Nīrah: (Latin: lira, Pl. lire), stamped, coin-like gold embellishments, applied by hand to adorn overgarments (thwab), tunic dresses (kanadir) and face masks (burgu’). Common in the Gulf as a form of ornament, but could also be melted down and sold in times of need. The word’s origin is in (lira), the monetary system standard of the Roman Empire, where the (lām) is pronounced (n) in Gulf dialect.