pru·​tah prü-ˈtä How to pronounce prutah (audio)
variants or pruta
plural prutoth prü-ˈtōt How to pronounce prutah (audio)
or prutot prü-ˈtōt How to pronounce prutah (audio)
: a former monetary unit of Israel equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀₀ pound
: a coin representing one prutah

Word History


Modern Hebrew pĕrūṭāh, from Late Hebrew, a small coin

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of prutah was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near prutah

Cite this Entry

“Prutah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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