[ rot-l ]
/ ˈrɒt 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.
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Origin of rotl
First recorded in 1605–15; from Arabic raṭl, from Greek lítra or Latin lībra pound
Words nearby rotl
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British Dictionary definitions for rotl
/ (ˈrɒtəl) /
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