Definition of ratti in English:

ratti

(also rati, ruttee)

noun

  • In South Asia: a small weight used for expressing the weight of gems, equal to one-eighth of a masha.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Purchas. From Hindi rattī, the seed of the jequirity ( Abrus precatorius, a leguminous creeping plant) from Sanskrit raktikā from rakta red, use as adjective of past participle of rañj- to become reddened + -ika, diminutive suffix. Compare French rati, Portuguese rati.

Pronunciation

ratti

/ˈrʌtiː//ˈratiː/