ratal

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَطْل(raṭl), from Classical Syriac ܪܝܛܠܐ(rīṭlā), metathesis of ܠܝܛܪܐ(līṭrā), from Ancient Greek λῑ́τρᾱ (lī́trā).

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Noun[edit]

ratal m (dual ratlejn, plural rtal)

  1. a traditional unit of weight, still used e.g. in household contexts, officially 1.75 imperial pounds (0.794 kg), now widely metrified informally to mean 800 grammes

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