habba shair [Arabic]

A widespread Arabic unit of length. Traditionally, the length of a grain of barley.

1

In the United Arab Republic, ? – 20th century, a unit of length, approximately 5.22 millimeters.

United Nations, 1966.

2

In Egypt, mid 20th century, a unit of length = 1/144 dhira mamari, about 5.21 millimeters. chart symbol

Saadeddine Bencheneb.
Bulletin des Études arabes, Sept-Dec 1952, page 104.

3

In Tunisia, late 19th century, a unit of length, about 2.73 millimeters.

Marcel Legendre.
Survivance des Mesures Traditionnelles en Tunisie.
Publications de L’Institut des Hautes Études de Tunis.
Memoires du Centre D’Études de Science Humaines, volume 4.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1958.

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