seer

   1. a traditional weight unit in India and South Asia. The seer equals 1/40 maund, and, like the maund, it varied considerably from one area to another. The official size in British India was 2.057 15 pounds or 0.9331 kilogram. In Pakistan, the seer is now considered equal to the kilogram. The unit is sometimes spelled ser.
   2. a traditional unit of dry volume in northern India, equal to a little more than a liter. This is roughly the volume of a seer1 of grain.

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