tola

noun

to·​la ˈtō-lə How to pronounce tola (audio)
tō-ˈlä
: a unit of weight of India equal to 180 grains troy or 0.375 ounce troy (11.7 grams)

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu tolā, from Sanskrit tulā weight; akin to Latin tollere to lift up

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tola was in 1614

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Cite this Entry

“Tola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tola. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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