miskal

noun mis·kal \miˈskäl, mithˈkäl\
variants: less commonly

miscal

or

mithkal

\miˈskäl, mithˈkäl\

Definition of miskal

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various units of weight of Muslim countries: such as a :  a Persian unit equal to about 71 grains b :  a Turkish unit equal to 74.2 grains

  2. 2

  3. :  a unit of value of former Chinese Turkestan 5, 4, 3, and 2 miskal silver coins struck 1900–11

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Origin and Etymology of miskal

Turkish, Persian, & Arabic; Turkish miskal, from Persian misqāl, from colloquial Arabic misqāl (Ar mithqāl)


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