n. pl. pru·toth or pru·tot (-tōt)
A coin formerly used in Israel, equal to one thousandth of a pound.
[Modern Hebrew pruta, from Mishnaic Hebrew pərûṭâ, a small coin, feminine passive participle of pāraṭ, to break; see prṭ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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