artal

artal

[ahr-tahl]
noun
plural of rotl.
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rotl

[rot-l]
noun, plural rotls, artal [ahr-tahl] .
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:
1605–15; < Arabic raṭl < Greek lítra or Latin lībra pound

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artal (ˈɑːtɑːl)
 
n
a plural of rotl

rotl (ˈrɒtəl)
 
n , pl rotls, artal
a unit of weight used in Muslim countries, varying in value between about one and five pounds
 
[C17: from Arabic ratl, perhaps from Greek litra a pound]

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