maund

maund

[mawnd]
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).

Origin:
1575–85; < Hindi mān < Sanskrit māna

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maund (mɔːnd)
 
n
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]

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