Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *tálanton, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥h₂ent-, from *telh₂-, whence also ἔτλην (étlēn, to carry, endure).

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τᾰ́λαντον (tálantonn (genitive τᾰλάντου); second declension

  1. balance, scale (usually in the plural)
    1. tax paid for use of public scales
  2. anything weighed
    1. talent (weight, often of gold or silver)
    2. the monetary sum equaling a talent (weight) of gold or silver

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