- a coin and monetary unit of Afghanistan, the 100th part of an afghani.
Origin of pul
1925–30; < Persian pūl < Turkish pul
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Examples from the Web for pul
He is said to have prophesied during the reign of one Pul, “king of Assyria.”The Bible
John E. Remsburg
He wished to complete the annexation of the kingdoms which Pul had subjugated.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)
That is, as will be hereafter shown, to Pul, or Tiglath Pileser.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
Austen H. Layard
Menahem, d. 761: under his reign the first expedition of the Assyrians, headed by Pul, whom he buys off by tribute.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Thus they "pul downe with one hand more than they can build with the other," wrote Th.
- an Afghan monetary unit worth one hundredth of an afghani
via Persian from Turkish: small coin, from Late Greek phollis bag for money, from Latin follis bag
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