palam [Tamil]

In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century,

Palam, corruptly, Pullam, Tam. ( , from the S. pala) A measure of weight at Madras, variously rated at 546.875 and 525.75 troy grains: according to the revised table recognised by government 20th Oct. 1846, the Palam is equal to 1 ounce 3.75 drachms avoirdupois : it is also used in Malabar, 100 Palams, or Palons, being equal to a tulam, and 20 tulams to a khandi.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 391.

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