pathi पथी

In Nepal, at least as early as the 18ᵗʰ century – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, both dry and liquid = 1 imperial gallon¹, approximately 4.546 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system Also spelled paathi. It is also the name of the actual measure, which may be made of substances as varied as iron and bamboo.

Others say 3.75 liters or 4.361 liters.

1. United Nations, 1966.



Grain is always sold by measure.

8 Manas = 1 Pathi = 152 cubical inches.

20 Pathis = 1 Muri = Winchester bushels 2 341/1000

Francis Hamilton.
An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal.
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, et al, 1819.
Page 216, with correction from Errata.


The Pathie contains eight Manas, and a Mana (which they rate at ten Mooties, or handfuls) is equal in capacity to five Chuttacks three Siccas, Bengal bazar weight; the Pathie may therefore be stated at two Seers, three quarters, and five Siccas, and the Moorie of course at fifty-six Seers, or a Maund and sixteen Seers, Bengal bazar weight, measuring (it is proper to observe) with Dhan or Paddy, by which is meant rice in the husk.

Colonel Kirkpatrick.
An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul,
London: Printed for William Miller, 1811.
Page 96.

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