cân

In Vietnam, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, approximately 604.5 grams (approximately 1.33 pounds avoirdupois). link to a chart showing relationships between Vietnamese units of mass.

United Nations, 1966.

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cân: pezar : pondero, as. môt cân: hu pezo, hum arratel; libra una: cân hòm: balanca: trutina, æ. quæ scilicet seruatur in scrinio, cum omnibus ad illam attinentibus. blái cân : pezos: libra, æ. cân nang: pezar bem : ponderare liberaliter. cân nhe: pezar mal: ponderare illiberaliter.

Can :pesar, to weigh, as. môt cân: where pezo, one arratel; one libra; Cân hòm: balance, balance which is kept in a box with all the relationship. blái can: pezos, libra St. cân nang, to weigh well ; embattled consider them freely. cân nhe, to wigh badly, evaluating unhandsomely.

Alexandro de Rhodes.
Dictionarivm Annnamiticum Lusitanvm et Latinvm…
Romæ: Typis, & sumptibus eiusdem Sacr. Congreg., 1651.
Column 83.

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