kathi [Marathi, Bengali]


In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of length, about 10 feet.

Káṭhí, corruptly, Cutty, Mar. () A measure of land : as formerly used it was found to vary from five to ten cubits : the average for the survey was taken at the valuation of five cubits and five closed fists or 9 feet 11.175 inches, making the Bíghá equal to 4383 square yards : the term also designates the measure, the rod or pole.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 268.


In Bengal, India, ? – 19th century,  a unit of capacity, about 10 sérs.

Káṭhí, corruptly, Cutty, … Beng. () A measure of capacity, varying in different places, but usually about 10 sérs.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 268.

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