liang

[ lyahng ]
/ lyɑŋ /

noun, plural liang, liangs.

a Chinese unit of weight, equal to 1/16 (0.0625) catty, and equivalent to about 1.33 ounces (38 grams).

Origin of liang

First recorded in 1820–30, liang is from the Chinese word liǎng
Also called tael, haikwan tael.

Definition for liang (2 of 2)

Liang

[ lyahng ]
/ lyɑŋ /

noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.

one of two dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 502–57, 907–23.
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