payali [Marathi]

In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century,

Payali, corruptly, Pylee, Pahaley, Puheli, Puheelee, Mar. ( ) A measure of capacity containing four sérs; but the Maratha government, in receiving revenue payments in kind, acknowledged a Páyali of 3½ sérs; in paying, it considered 3¼ to be its equivalent : it is used also to denote proportionate land measure, four Páyalis being equal to one Ruká, the fourth part of a Man or Mun.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 413.

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