- a unit of weight in India and other parts of Asia, varying greatly according to locality: in India, from about 25 to 82.286 pounds (11 to 37.4 kilograms) (the latter being the government maund).
Origin of maund
1575–85; < Hindi mān < Sanskrit māna
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Objections may also be raised against Gad, Maund, and many other of these parallels.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Such a man carried the sandal one maund of sandal and 20 tolas of camphor, rejoicing that he would lay them on Gopal!Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
There being 40 Bengl sers to the man, Bburs word mnbn seems to be another name for the man or maund.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Maund, mawnd, n. a measure of weight in India, its value varying in different places from about 25 to about 85 pounds avoirdupois.
In Almorah a maund of rice or mundooa sells for something less than a rupee; barley for eight annas; and wheat for a rupee.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- a unit of weight used in Asia, esp India, having different values in different localities. A common value in India is 82 pounds or 37 kilograms
C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā