In Gurwhal, India, 19th century, both a grain measure and a unit of land area. For the latter, see jhúla. It appears to represent 16 nálís as the bísí represents 20. Also spelled doon.
Nalee, in Kumaon, Patha in Gurwhal — Measure of land, derived from a measure of a capacity equal to about 2 seers of grain; or quantity which is supposed capable of sowing the land (vide Reports in loco).
Beesee.—20 nalees or pathas.
Jhoola.—A number of beesees varying from 6 to 18 according to the tenure of the grant of land, &c., (vide Traill's Report in loco).
As.—Similar to a beesee.
Allee.—A number of Beesees less than Jhoola, (vide Traill's Report).
Belka.—Similar to a nalee or patha.
Peraiee.—Sixteen nalees. This term represents both quantity of land, and actual produce.
Doon.—Ditto ditto in Gurhwal.
Mana.—Fourth part of a nalee.
Reendee.—Similar to a beesee.
Masa, Pysa, Doganee, &c., &c,— Proportional parts of grain produce.
Gula, Un, Unaj, Oopaj, Paidawaree,—Grain produce.
Glossary of Terms in Use Among the Hill Village Communities.
Selection of Terms Connected with Locality, Implements, Quantity, &c.
J. H. Batten, editor.
Official Reports of the Province of Kumaon.
Agra: Printed at the Secundra Orphan Press, 1851.
Page 467. Considering the number of ambiguous or possibly incorrect items, this glossary should be treated with caution.
Dhon, (?) H. A grain measure = 16 Pathas, or one-twentieth of a Khárí (? if it should not be Dron. See Khárí).— Garhwal.
H. H. Wilson, page 575.
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