Definition of Miskal
1. Noun. A unit of weight in the Islamic world, usually taken as equivalent to 4.25 grams, used especially to weigh precious metals. ¹
2. Noun. A coin originally having such a weight. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Miskal
1. an Oriental unit of weight [n -S]
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Literary usage of Miskal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Duties on Imports by Lewis Heyl (1879)
"... shah — 1280 miskal — 13. «Ml Ibs. avdp. — 6.1% kilogrammes. ... 1л Teheran : 1 rik — 1000 miskal. PERU. ..."
2. The Hedaya, Or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr] [al-Marghīnānī, Charles Hamilton (1870)
"By the miskal* here mentioned, is to be understood that which weighs in the ... and the miskal consists of twenty Kerat.f and the Kerat of five grains. ..."
3. In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: Being the Account of a Journey Overland from by Clarence Dalrymple Bruce (1907)
"This coin is the miskal, which circulates in one, two, ... Ten miskal are equal to about 3s. Other monetary terms are used, though there are no equivalent ..."
4. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"... four grains iu wino and sherbet cure colic; one miskal rubbed in water until it soaps, and then strained, maybe given to people who have been bitten by ..."
5. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... four grains in wine and sherbet cure colic; one miskal rubbed in water until it soaps, and then strained, may be given to people who have been bitten by ..."
6. Proceedings by Royal Central Asian Society (1906)
"This coin is the miskal, which circulates in one, two, ... Ten miskal are equal to about three shillings. Other monetary terms are used, though there are no ..."