mithqal

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From Arabic مِثْقَال(miṯqāl, weight, unit of weight), from ثَقَلَ(ṯaqala, to weigh). Doublet of metical

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mithqal (plural mithqals)

  1. A unit of weight in the Islamic world, usually taken as equivalent to 4.25 grams, used especially to weigh precious metals.
  2. A coin originally having such a weight.