hkwe [Burmese]

In Burma, ? – 20th century, a unit of dry capacity, = 2ΒΌ 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.

sources

1

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.

X

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.

home | units index | search |  contact drawing of envelope |  contributors | 
help | privacy | terms of use