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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Talent \Tal"ent\ (t[a^]l"ent), noun [F., fr. L. talentum a talent (in sense 1), Gr. ta'lanton a balance, anything weighed, a definite weight, a talent; akin to tlh^nai to bear, endure, tolma^n, L. tolerare, tollere, to lift up, sustain, endure. See {Thole}, verb (used with an object), {Tolerate}.]

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 [pounds]243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180 (using 1900 values).

Rowing vessel whose burden does not exceed five hundred talents. --Jowett (Thucid.).

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 933/4 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from [pounds]340 to [pounds]396 sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916 (ca. 1900). For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.

3. Inclination; will; disposition; desire. [Obs.]

They rather counseled you to your talent than to your profit. --Chaucer.

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).

He is chiefly to be considered in his three different talents, as a critic, a satirist, and a writer of odes. --Dryden.

His talents, his accomplishments, his graceful manners, made him generally popular. --Macaulay.

Syn: Ability; faculty; gift; endowment. See {Genius}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

talent

noun

1: natural abilities or qualities [syn: {endowment}, {gift}, {talent}, {natural endowment}]

2: a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity


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