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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of weight used in India, equal to the weight of one silver rupee (11.7 grams or 180 troy grains).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a unit of mass used in India, equal to the mass of a silver rupee coin, fixed at 180 troy grains (11.663 8038 grams) in 1833, of a similar but slightly variable value before that date

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fundamental unit of weight of the empire of India, by law precisely equal to 180 grains troy. It is about half a grain heavier than the old tola sicca.
  • n. In Peru, a native burial-mound.

Etymologies

Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā, weight; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi तोला (tolā), Urdu تولا (tolā) (Wiktionary)

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