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 (tō′lə, tō-lä′)
A unit of weight used in India, equal to the weight of one silver rupee (11.7 grams or 180 troy grains).

[Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā, weight; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Units) 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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(ˈtoʊ lɑ)

n., pl. -las.
a unit of weight in India, equal to 180 grains (11.7 grams).
[1605–15; < Hindi tolā « Skt tolaka]
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