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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tael
A denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third.

Etymology: Malay taĭl, a certain weight, probably fr. Hind. tola, Skr. tulā a balance, weight, tul to weigh

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  1. A unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces

From Portuguese tael, from Malay tahil.

  1. Any of several units of measure used in China and elsewhere in eastern Asia, approximately 40 grams.
  2. Any of several monetary units equal to the equivalent weight in silver.
  3. (Hong Kong) leung, a traditional unit of weight, in modern usage legally defined as 1/16 of a catty or kan (斤) or 0.0377993638 kilograms

tael was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tael

Brit Maria Tael is an athlete for the JK Tallinna Kalev (women).


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Past life for Tael born Jan 8, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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