artal

[ahr-tahl]

noun

plural of rotl.

Nearby words

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  3. art union,
  4. art-house,
  5. art.,
  6. artaud,
  7. artaud, antonin,
  8. artaxerxes,
  9. artaxerxes i,
  10. artaxerxes ii

rotl

[rot-l]

noun, plural rotls, ar·tal [ahr-tahl] /ˈɑr tɑl/.

a unit of weight used in Islamic countries, varying widely in value, but of the order of the pound.
a varying unit of dry measure, used in the same areas.

Origin of rotl

1605–15; < Arabic raṭl < Greek lítra or Latin lībra pound

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British Dictionary definitions for artal

artal

noun

a plural of rotl

rotl

noun plural rotls or artal (ˈɑːtɑːl)

a unit of weight used in Muslim countries, varying in value between about one and five pounds

Word Origin for rotl

C17: from Arabic ratl, perhaps from Greek litra a pound

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