[Burmese] In Burma, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, two units of mass, = ¹⁄₁₆ tical, approximately 1.021 grams. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system Also romanized as beh, bai.

United Nations, 1966.



a pè, a weight equal to six or eight seeds of the Abrus precatorius ().

Robert C. Stevenson.
Judson's Burmese-English Dictionary. Revised and Enlarged.
Rangoon: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, 1893.
Page 705.


In Thailand, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, = ¼ fuang, about 468.7 milligrams. chart showing relationships between Thai units of mass


La paye n'est pas une monnaye, & elle vaut deux clams. Mais la song-paye, c'est à dire les deux payes sont une monnaye d'argent, qui vaut la moitié d'un foüang.

[Simon] de La Loubère.
Du Royaume de Siam. Tome Second.
Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1691.
Page 49.


Spelled paï. In Benin, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, about 4.530 liters¹. Source 2 takes into account the extra amount, the brassée, sometimes given by the seller: 3.93 liters; with one brassée, 4.15 liters; with 2 brassées, 4.56 liters.

1. Equipe ONASA.
Guide: Saisie des donnees prix a partir des fiches de travail des enqueteurs de l'observatoire de l'ONASA.
RUN 1280. Published online 31 October 2002.

Access by entering the paper number in the searchbox at Preliminary estimates of units in local markets are given in a spreadsheet accessed through the link UM.xls in Further Documents. Retrieved 31 December 2007.

2. Republic of Benin, Ministere de L'Agriculture de L'Elevage et de la Peche.
Bio Sourokou, presenter.
Diffusion des informations commerciales. Experience du PROMIC.
July 2006.

Access at Retrieved 30 December 2007.

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