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Definition of Talent

Talent

  1. Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minae or 6,000 drachmae. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was 243 pounds 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.
  2. Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from 340 to 396 pounds sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.
  3. Inclination; will; disposition; desire.
  4. Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).
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Talent Translations

talent in Dutch is talent, gave, aanleg, begaafdheid
talent in Finnish is kyky
talent in French is talent
talent in German is Talent
talent in Italian is talento
talent in Latin is ingenium
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