miskal

noun
mis·​kal
variants: or less commonly miscal or mithkal \ miˈskäl , mithˈkäl \
plural -s

Definition of miskal

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

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

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History and Etymology for miskal

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

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