thora

In India, ? – 19th century,

Thora, (?) Mal. The unit of land measure : in Malabar the breadth of the seed of a Yevam, which is said to be a species of opium or aniseed; (but ? if it is not the S[anskrit]. yavam, or barleycorn): it is called 1/8th of a veral, or 1 1/7th of an inch (Walker, Report on Malabar; but according to Bailey, Mal. Dict., there is no word in Malayalam beginning with th).

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 520.

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