paimaneh [Farsi, پیمانه ]

The word also means “measuring, contract, agreement.” Also romanized as paimāna, pajmaneh and peymāneh.


In Iran opens map showing location of Iran, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid capacity.

By the metrication law of 31 May 1926, = 1 liter (about 1.06 U.S. liquid quarts).

United Nations, 1966.

Francis Joseph Steingass.
A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature.
London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1892.
Page 270.


In Mazandaran map showing location of Iranian province of Mazandaran, a province of Iran lying on the south coast of the Caspian Sea, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used to measure rice. It is variously reported as = 2, 4 or 10 mann-e Tabriz, which corresponds to 5.9, 11.8 or 29.4 kilograms.

Willem Floor.
Weights and measures in Qajar Iran.
Studia Iranica, vol. 37 (2008). Page 104.

Floor cites late 19ᵗʰ century and early 20ᵗʰ century sources.

World map showing the location of Iran, east of the Persian Gulf, south of the Caspian (or Arabian) Sea, and west of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Where is Iran?

map showing the location of Mazandaran, a province of Iran.

Where is the Iranian province of Mazandaran?

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