In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass. Accepting the equivalents in source note 2, and taking the pala as a gold weight of roughly 27.21 grams, makes the achita roughly 544 kilograms, certainly a cartload.



Áchita, Karn[ata, now called Kannada]. (), Mal[ayalam]. (അചിതം) A weight of ten khandakas, or bharas (each being ten tulams); a cart-load.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 4.


Other large magnitudes are noted in dictionaries....

100 palas, or nishkas, make one tulá; 20 tulás, or 2000 palas, one bhára; and 10 bháras, one áchita.

H. T. Colebrooke.
Miscellaneous Essays, vol 1.
London: Trübner, 1873.
Page 531.
A reprinting of an article in Asiatic Researches, vol. 5, pages 91 - 109 (1798).

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