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tael

 (tāl)
n.
1. Any of various units of weight used in eastern Asia, roughly equivalent to 38 grams (1 1/3 ounces).
2. A unit of currency formerly used in China, equivalent in value to this weight of standard silver.

[Portuguese, from Malay tahil, probably from Javanese, from Old Javanese tahil, to weigh.]

tael

(teɪl)
n
1. (Units) a unit of weight, used in the Far East, having various values between one to two and a half ounces
2. (Currencies) (formerly) a Chinese monetary unit equivalent in value to a tael weight of standard silver
[C16: from Portuguese, from Malay tahil weight, perhaps from Hindi tolā weight of a new rupee, from Sanskrit tulā weight]

tael

(teɪl)

n.
1. liang.
2. any of various units of weight in the Far East.
3. a former Chinese money of account equal in value to a tael of silver.
[1580–90; < Portuguese < Malay tahil liang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tael - a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
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