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liang

[lyahng] /lyɑŋ/
noun, plural liang, liangs.
1.
a Chinese unit of weight, equal to 1/16 (0.0625) catty, and equivalent to about 1.33 ounces (38 grams).
Also called tael, haikwan tael.
Origin of liang
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30, liang is from the Chinese word liǎng

Liang

[lyahng] /lyɑŋ/
noun, Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
1.
one of two dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 502–57, 907–23.
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