kuping tael

ku·​ping tael | \ ¦güˌpiŋ- \

Definition of kuping tael

: the tael used for reckoning taxes and dues other than customs

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History and Etymology for kuping tael

Chinese (Pekingese) k'u4 p'ing2 treasury scale for silver (from k'u4 treasury + p'ing2 level, standard weight) + English tael

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“Kuping tael.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuping%20tael. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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