See also jerib.
In Pakistan, 20th century (UN 1966), two units:
Jaríb, Jureeb, H. () Mar., Tel. () A measure : in its original use, a measure of capacity equal to 4 ḳafiz, or 384 madd, about 768 pounds; it then became applied to a land measure, or as much land as could be sown with a jaríb of seed corn; and then appears to have been loosely used as an equivalent to a bíghá. In course of time it occurs as a measure of land of various extent, and as the chain or rope for measuring. In the north-west provinces the measurements were made by a chain, and the jaríb is equal to 5 chains of 11 yards each, or to 60 gaz, or 20 gaṭhás or knots. A square of one jaríb is a bíghá. Before the new system of survey it was usual to measure lands paying revenue with a jaríb of 18 knots only, two being coiled round the measurer : rent-free lands were measured with the entire rope of 20 knots. In Sindh a jaríb is a measure of 150 square feet. In some dialects, as in Ben., Mar., and Tel., the term also imports land measurement or survey; in the latter, Jaribu () is applied to garden land or its produce.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 233.
The Beegah, or Jereeb
Are names applied indifferently to the measure itself, as well as to such a quantity of land. It consists of 3600 square [Ilahee] guz. If a piece of ground be unequal in length and breadth, it is brought into square measure.
Abū al-Fazl ibn Mubārak.
Francis Gladwin, translator.
Ayeen Akbery, or the Institutes of the Emperor Akber. Vol. 1.
London: Printed by G. Auld for J. Sewell, Vernor and Hood, &c., 1800.
Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.
Copyright © 2000-2012 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 2 May 2012.