tael

noun
\ ˈtāl How to pronounce tael (audio) \

Definition of tael

1 : any of various Chinese units of value based on the value of a tael weight of silver
2 : any of various units of weight of eastern Asia

First Known Use of tael

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tael

Portuguese, from Malay tahil

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“Tael.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tael. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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