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[toh-lah] /ˈtoʊ lɑ/
a unit of weight in India: the government tola is 180 ser and equals 180 grains (11.7 grams), the weight of a silver rupee.
Origin of tola
1605-15; < Hindi tolāSanskrit tolaka Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We and tola's parents went to the cemetery; we put each what we chose on the plates of beggars.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • If so, then indeed it would go ill with tola and his following.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • I asked tola's father then to go to his house with me; he consented with gladness.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Let us see whether the magic of Mahlula is greater than that of tola.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • I had before me the dear face of tola, rosy from the movement of air, but also soothed in that peace and thoughtful.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • tola I knew, and those who worked magic with him, but of this one never a word.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • It is proposed to give these friendly chiefs the land in the ceded territory, hitherto occupied by tola and Botman—Gaikas.

  • All that I have written is strict truth, but that truth will not bring tola back to me.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • This is a volcanic district, set in a forest of palms, and of the tree called "tola," about two miles to the east of Turbaco.

  • On the morning after that day of disaster tola's father came to me.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for tola


a unit of weight, used in India, the eightieth part of a ser and equal to 180 grains
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā scale, from tul to weigh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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tola in the Bible

a scarlet worm. (1.) Eldest son of Issachar (Gen. 46:13). (2.) A judge of the tribe of Issachar who "judged" Israel twenty-three years (Judg. 10:1, 2), when he died, and was buried in Shamir. He was succeeded by Jair.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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