For the unit of mass see pala.
In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of time = 24 seconds.
Pala, vernacularly, Pal, or Pul, corruptly, Pull, S. &c. ( ) H. ( ), Mar. ( , ) A measure of time, the sixtieth part of a daṇḍa, or hour of twenty-four minutes, and consequently equivalent to twenty-four seconds.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 390.
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