maund

   a traditional unit of weight in India and throughout South Asia. The maund varied considerably, but during the period of British rule in India it was standardized at about 82.286 pounds or 37.3242 kilograms. The maund is divided into 40 seers. Since 1980, Pakistan has used a metric version of the maund equal to exactly 40 kilograms (88.185 pounds), thus making the seer equal to the kilogram.

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  • Maund — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Edward Arthur Maund (1851–1932), britischer Afrikaforscher Jeff Maund (* 1976), kanadischer Eishockeytorwart John Arrowsmith Maund (1909–1998), Bischof von Lesotho John Oakley Maund (?–1902), englischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maund — maund·age; maund·er·er; maund·er·ing·ly; maund; maund·er; …   English syllables

  • Maund — (Indian weight) Unit of sale in Karachi (84 lb.), Calcutta (82.3 lb.). The maund of Kapas varies greatly in the various markets, but the two standard maunds are recognised, viz., the railway maund of 82.3 lb. and throughout the Central Provinces… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Maund — Maund, Maunder Maund er, v. i. [Cf. F. mendier to beg, E. mendicant.] 1. To beg. [Obs.] B. Jonson. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently. [1913 Webster] He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maund — Maund, n. [AS. mand, mond.] A hand basket. [Obs.] Herrick. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maund — Maund, n. [Hind, & Per. man.] An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maund — (Mun), Handelsgewicht in Britisch Ostindien = 40 Ser oder Stehrs = 37,324 kg. Neben dem offiziellen Maund (Bazarmaund) werden noch benutzt in Kalkutta der Faktoreimaund = 33,87 kg, in Madras der Faktoreimaund 11,4 kg, der Bazarmaund = 12,4 kg, in …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Maund — [mɔ:nd] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. maund, dies aus Hindi man zu sanskr. mā »messen«> indisches Massemaß (in den einzelnen Gebieten von unterschiedlicher Größe) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Maund — (spr. Mahnd), ostindisches Handelsgewicht; in Calcutta der Factoreimaund = 67,7 deutsche Zollpfund, der Bazarmaund = 74,6 Zollpfund; in Madras der Factoreimaund = 22,7 Zollpfund, der Bazarmaund = 24,7 Zollpfund; in Bombai = 25,4 Zollpfund; in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Maund — (spr. maond), ostind. Gewicht, s. Mahnd …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Maund — (spr. mahnd), Man oder Mun (Mön), ostind. Handelsgewicht, das Standard M. (neues Basargewicht) = 37,324 kg, das alte Basargewicht = 37,255 kg, das Faktorei M. (s. Faktoreigewicht) = 33,868 kg. In Persien und der Türkei s.v.w. Batman (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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