Word: talanton

Pronounce: tal'-an-ton

Strongs Number: G5007

Orig: neuter of a presumed derivative of the original form of tlao (to bear; equivalent to 5342); a balance (as supporting weights), i.e. (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or "talent":--talent. G5342

Use: Noun Neuter

Heb Strong: H374 H3603

    1) the scale of a balance, a balance, a pair of scales
    2) that which is weighed, a talent
    2a) a weight varying in different places and times
    2b) a sum of money weighing a talent and varying in different states and according to the changes in the laws regulating currency
    2b1) the Attic talent was equal to 60 Attic minae or 6000 drachmae
    2b2) a talent of silver in Israel weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg)
    2b3) a talent of gold in Israel weighed about 200 pounds (91 kg)