Ceylon
units of dry capacity

The name “Ceylon” has been used instead of Sri Lanka, as these units' primary use was in that era. Sri Lanka is metric.

     

garce

last

2 2/3

   

amomam

9³⁄₈

25

   

parah

8

75

200

 

mercal

2

16

150

400

coornie

5

40*

375

1000

cut measure or seer

4⁴⁄₅

12

24

192

1800

4800

cut chundroon

4

19 1/5

48

96

768

7200

19,200

264.9
mL

1.059
L

5.09
L

12.712
L

25.426
L

203.4
L

1906.9
L

5,084.8
L

Robert Montgomery Martin.
History of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia...
London: W. H. Allen & Co. and George Routledge, 1843.

Page 396.

* Doursther, (1840), page 14, says an ammonam was “42²⁄₅ corneys”".

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