chattak

See also chittauk.

In the nations of India, Pakistan and Nepal, a unit of mass = ¹⁄₁₆ ser, and sometimes also of capacity.

India

In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of mass and capacity, about 58.32 grams.

sources

1

Chhaṭák, Ben[gali]. () Chhaṭánk, or Chhaṭánki, Mar[athi]. (, ), also Uriya, Chhatánki, (S[anskrit]. , six, and , a mark) One-sixteenth part of a Sér measure, either of weight or capacity.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 110.

2

chhatak. One-sixteenth of a seer; equal to 2.057 ozs.

Board of Economic Inquiry, Punjab (1936), page 85.

Pakistan

In Pakistan, ? – 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 58.32 grams, approximately 2.057 ounces av. chart symbol

United Nations, 1966.

Nepal

In Nepal, a unit of mass = ¹⁄₁₆ seer.

sources

1

छटाँक् chaṭã̄k, s. A partic. measure of weight, one-sixteenth of a ser, about two ounces.

Ralph Lilley Turner.
A Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language.
London: Routledge, 1961.
Page 190.

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