Definition of prutah in US English:

prutah

noun

historical
  • 1A bronze coin issued in Palestine from about 200 b.c. into New Testament times, of the same weight as the Roman quadrans.

  • 2An aluminium coin issued in Israel between 1948 and 1960, of the value of 1/1000 of an Israeli pound.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederic Farrar (1831–1903), dean of Canterbury, novelist, and philologist. From post-Biblical Hebrew pĕrūṭāh from pāraṭ to change money, to separate, to detach.

Pronunciation

prutah

/ˈpruːtə/