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liang

[ lyahng ]
/ lyɑŋ /
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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).

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Origin of liang

First recorded in 1820–30, liang is from the Chinese word liǎng

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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