maik [Burmese မိုက်]

In Burma, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length, a handbreadth that includes the extended thumb, in the 20ᵗʰ century about 18.6 centimeters (about 7.33 inches). opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system Also romanized as mehk and môk.

John Crawfurd.
On the Peoples and Cultures of the Kingdom of Burma.
SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, vol. 3, no. 2 (Autumn 2005).

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a môk, a measure of length equal to five finger breadths ().

Robert C. Stevenson.
Judson's Burmese-English Dictionary. Revised and Enlarged.
Rangoon: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, 1893.
Page 84.

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