jareeb

See also jerib.

1

In Pakistan, 20th century (UN 1966), two units:

2

In India,

1

Jaríb, Jureeb, H. () Mar., Tel. () A measure : in its original use, a measure of capacity equal to 4 ḳafiz, or 384 madd, about 768 pounds; it then became applied to a land measure, or as much land as could be sown with a jaríb of seed corn; and then appears to have been loosely used as an equivalent to a bíghá. In course of time it occurs as a measure of land of various extent, and as the chain or rope for measuring. In the north-west provinces the measurements were made by a chain, and the jaríb is equal to 5 chains of 11 yards each, or to 60 gaz, or 20 gaṭhás or knots. A square of one jaríb is a bíghá. Before the new system of survey it was usual to measure lands paying revenue with a jaríb of 18 knots only, two being coiled round the measurer : rent-free lands were measured with the entire rope of 20 knots. In Sindh a jaríb is a measure of 150 square feet. In some dialects, as in Ben., Mar., and Tel., the term also imports land measurement or survey; in the latter, Jaribu () is applied to garden land or its produce.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 233.

2

The Beegah, or Jereeb

Are names applied indifferently to the measure itself, as well as to such a quantity of land. It consists of 3600 square [Ilahee] guz. If a piece of ground be unequal in length and breadth, it is brought into square measure.

Abū al-Fazl ibn Mubārak.
Francis Gladwin, translator.
Ayeen Akbery, or the Institutes of the Emperor Akber. Vol. 1.
London: Printed by G. Auld for J. Sewell, Vernor and Hood, &c., 1800.

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