In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a measure of capacity and a seed measure of land.
Áḍhak, Aḍhuk, or áṛhak, H. (S. ) A measure of capacity, used as a dry measure; a vessel 18 inches in depth, containing 4 prasthas, the 16th part of a khári. In the Dekhin nearly 7 1b. 11 oz. avoirdupois. In Mysore the Áḍah, or áḍhak is a measure of grain, equal to 7 1b. avoirdupois, or a measure of capacity, containing about 750 cubic inches : also called a Markál.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 6.
Áḍhak, Áṛhak, also Áṛha, Áṛhi, corruptly Ara, Arra, Aree, Arree, Ben[gali]. (). In Bengal the Áṛhí is a grain measure containing two maunds: in some places it also denotes a measure of land, apparently much the same as a Bíghá subdivided into Katthás.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 568. See also adi.
4 A'dhaka = 1 Drona
2 Drona = 1 Súrpa
2 Súrpa = 1 Khári
The Ain i Akbari. Vol. 3 (Books IV and V)
H. S. Jarrett, trans.
Calcutta: Baptist Missionary Press, 1894.
Written in the 16ᵗʰ century by Akbar's vizier.
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