- 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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Examples from the Web for tola
On the fourth day we made the shores of the Tola well after nightfall.Beasts, Men and Gods
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.
If so, then indeed it would go ill with Tola and his following.
Tola would have had a pleasant life with me; she would have been happy.Hania
- a unit of weight, used in India, the eightieth part of a ser and equal to 180 grains
C17: from Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā scale, from tul to weigh
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