rotl

noun
\ ˈrätᵊl \
plural rotls\ -​ᵊlz \ also artal\ (ˈ)är¦tal \ or artel\ -​tel \

Definition of rotl

: any of various units of weight of Mediterranean and Near Eastern countries ranging from slightly less than one pound to more than six pounds

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First Known Use of rotl

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rotl

Arabic raṭl, riṭl

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“Rotl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotl. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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