noun, plural rotls, ar·tal [ahr-tahl] /ˈɑr tɑl/.
  1. a unit of weight used in Islamic countries, varying widely in value, but of the order of the pound.
  2. a varying unit of dry measure, used in the same areas.

Origin of rotl

1605–15; < Arabic raṭl < Greek lítra or Latin lībra pound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for rotl


noun plural rotls or artal (ˈɑːtɑːl)
  1. 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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