hkwe [Burmese]

In Burma, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity, = 2¼ imperial pecks, approximately 20.457 liters.  link to a chart showing relationships between Burmese units of dry capacity. The word also means “half;” a hkwe is half of a thamardi tinn. Also romanized as kweh and khwe.

United Nations, 1955.



a kweh, a measure of capacity equal to half a tin () or two seits ()

Robert C. Stevenson.
Judson's Burmese-English Dictionary. Revised and Enlarged.
Rangoon: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, 1893.
Page 327.

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