A unit of mass in Lebanon and Syria , 20ᵗʰ century. A type of ratl.
In Lebanon, approximately 2.564 kilograms (approximately 5.653 pounds av.).
In Syria its value varies from place to place, ranging from a high of 3.205 kilograms in Aleppo and Homs, to 2.5 kilograms in Soueida.
In Turkey, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, about 1.428 liters, about 2.513 imperial pints.
Where is Syria?
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