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). chart symbol 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).



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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