See also behär
běhara. [Skr. bhara.] Load, weight, burden; a somewhat indefinite measure of weight varying from 400 to 600 lbs. avoirdupois. Tolak behara: ballast. See Cr. Hist. Ind. Arch. [J. Crawfurd, History of the Indian Archipelago], Vol. I., p. 276 (396—560 lbs.), and cf. with Sěj[arah] Měl[ayn]; [Shellabear's edition (Arabic character), Singapore], 301, 302, where the word is used of only ten catties or about 14 lbs.
Wilkinson, 1901, page 136.
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