prutah

noun
pru·​tah | \ prü-ˈtä How to pronounce prutah (audio) \
variants: or pruta
plural prutoth\ prü-​ˈtōt How to pronounce prutoth (audio) , -​ˈtōth , -​ˈtōs \ or prutot\ prü-​ˈtōt How to pronounce prutot (audio) , -​ˈtōs \

Definition of prutah

1 : a former monetary unit of Israel equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀₀ pound
2 : a coin representing one prutah

First Known Use of prutah

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prutah

Modern Hebrew pĕrūṭāh, from Late Hebrew, a small coin

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“Prutah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prutah. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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