maund

[mawnd]
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noun

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).

Nearby words

  1. mauna kea,
  2. mauna kea observatories,
  3. mauna kea observatory,
  4. mauna loa,
  5. maunche,
  6. maunder,
  7. maunder minimum,
  8. maundy,
  9. maundy money,
  10. maundy thursday

Origin of maund

1575–85; < Hindi mān < Sanskrit māna

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maund

noun

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

Word Origin for maund

C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā

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