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 tolā ≪ Sanskrit tolaka
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Historical Examples of tola
On the fourth day we made the shores of the Tola well after nightfall.
If so, then indeed it would go ill with Tola and his following.
Let us see whether the magic of Mahlula is greater than that of Tola.
Tola I knew, and those who worked magic with him, but of this one never a word.
Tola would have had a pleasant life with me; she would have been happy.
British Dictionary definitions for tola
a unit of weight, used in India, the eightieth part of a ser and equal to 180 grains
Word Origin for tola
C17: from Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā scale, from tul to weigh
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