batman

The batman is a very old Arabian unit of mass, originally equal to one-ninth of the weight of an artaba of water. İnacik believes the ancient Persian patimāna may have come from the late Assyrian word for “mana of the king”.

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In Turkey, after 1931, 1 batman = 10 okes = 10 kilograms. In the previous system, adopted in 1881, 1 batman = 6 okes = 7.698 kilograms (16.97 pounds).

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In the Ottoman Empire, 15th – 16th centuries, = 72 lidre = 7200 dirhem, about 23.090 kilograms.

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Il peso d'Altoluogo si chiama battimano, al quale peso si vende in Altolugo tutte mercatantie. ... Battimano 1 d'Altolugo di cosa che non manchi torna in Genova libbre 32.

The unit of weight of Ayasolug [modern Ephesus] is called “batman”, and by this weight all manner of goods are sold in Ephesus. One batman of Ayasolug is equivalent to 32 libbre of Genoa.

Pegolotti (1340)

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In Persia and later Iran globe icon, at least as early as the 14th century – 20th century¹, a unit of mass, approximately 2.969 kilograms (approximately 6.546 pounds avoirdupois).

1. United Nations, 1966.

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Among the Uygur, it was also a seed measure of land.

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In Erzurum, Turkey, a unit of land area = 459.336 square meters.

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