tola

[ toh-lah ]
/ ˈtoʊ lɑ /

noun

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.

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Origin of tola

1605–15; < Hindi tolā ≪ Sanskrit tolaka
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British Dictionary definitions for tola

tola
/ (ˈtəʊlə) /

noun

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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