tola

noun
to·​la | \ ˈtō-lə How to pronounce tola (audio) , tō-ˈlä \

Definition of tola

: a unit of weight of India equal to 180 grains troy or 0.375 ounce troy (11.7 grams)

First Known Use of tola

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tola

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

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“Tola.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tolas. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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