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  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for tola

Historical Examples

  • On the fourth day we made the shores of the Tola well after nightfall.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • If so, then indeed it would go ill with Tola and his following.

    The Induna's Wife

    Bertram Mitford

  • Let us see whether the magic of Mahlula is greater than that of Tola.

    The Induna's Wife

    Bertram Mitford

  • Tola I knew, and those who worked magic with him, but of this one never a word.

    The Induna's Wife

    Bertram Mitford

  • Tola would have had a pleasant life with me; she would have been happy.


    Henryk Sienkiewicz

British Dictionary definitions for tola


  1. 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
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