kailí- [Marathi]

In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a number of important terms were used both as the name of a unit of mass and as the name of a unit of capacity—for example, maund and seer. In Marathi, “kailí” could be added to the name of the unit to indicate that the unit of capacity was meant.

Kailí, Mar[athi]. () Relating to measure, by or of measure as opposed to weight, and prefixed in that sense to names of measures ; as, Kailí-man, a man or maund by measure, not by weight.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 249.


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