chakhand [Oriya ଚାଖଣ୍ଡ଼]

In Orissa, India, ? – 19th century, a unit of length, a span, the distance between the tips of the outstretched little finger and thumb, about 9 inches or 23 centimeters.

Chákhaṇḍ, Uriya () A measure of length, half a cubit.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 97.


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