Tael Tael, n. [Malay ta?l, a certain weight, probably fr. Hind. tola, Skr. tul[=a] a balance, weight, tul to weigh.] 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. [Written also {tale}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • talé — talé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Tale — Tale, n. [AS. talu number, speech, narrative; akin to D. taal speech, language, G. zahl number, OHG. zala, Icel. tal, tala, number, speech, Sw. tal, Dan. tal number, tale speech, Goth. talzjan to instruct. Cf. {Tell}, v. t., {Toll} a tax, also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tale — W3 [teıl] n [: Old English; Origin: talu] 1.) a story about exciting imaginary events tale of ▪ tales of adventure ▪ a book of old Japanese folk tales (=traditional stories) ▪ a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen ▪ a caution …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tale — may refer to:*Cautionary tale, a traditional story told in folklore, to warn its hearer of a danger *Fairy tale, a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking… …   Wikipedia

  • tale — [ teıl ] noun count ** 1. ) a story about imaginary events or people: tale of: tales of bravery and romance 2. ) a spoken account of someone s experiences, especially when they are made to seem more exciting or unpleasant than they really were:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • talé — talé, ée [ tale ] adj. • taulé « broyé » v. 1330; repris 1860; de taler ♦ Meurtri, taché, en parlant des fruits. Pêches talées. ⊗ HOM. Taller. ● talé Participe passé de taler. talé, ée [tale] adj. ÉTYM. V. 1330, taulé « …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tale — [n1] story account, anecdote, fable, fairy tale, fiction, folk tale, legend, myth, narration, narrative, novel, relation, report, romance, saga, short story, yarn; concept 282 tale [n2] made up story canard, chestnut*, clothesline*, cock and bull …   New thesaurus

  • Tale — (Балтэзерс,Латвия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Senču prospekts 45, Балтэзерс, LV 2164, Латвия …   Каталог отелей

  • tale — (n.) O.E. talu story, tale, the action of telling, from P.Gmc. *talo (Cf. Du. taal speech, language ), from PIE root *del to recount, count. The secondary English sense of number, numerical reckoning (c.1200) probably was the primary one in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tale — Tale, n. See {Tael}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tale — Tale, v. i. To tell stories. [Obs.] Chaucer. Gower. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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