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  1. 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).
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Origin of maund

1575–85; < Hindi mān < Sanskrit māna
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Historical Examples of maund

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for maund


  1. 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
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Word Origin for maund

C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā
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