Compare Telugu manni.
In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century,
Manai, is also the name of a land measure equal to 2400 kulis or square feet, or the 24th part of a káni : the proper form is a paralellogram of 60 feet by 40, being in fact considered as the measure of land suited to the site of a house.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 327.
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