lame [Burmese]

In Burma, ? – 20th century, a unit of dry capacity, = 2¼ imperial gills, approximately 319.6 milliliters. link to a chart showing relationships between Burmese units of dry capacity. Also called a nozibu.

United Nations, 1955.


It is an interesting comment on the desire for a standard measure that the tin of “Milkmaid” brand condensed milk has become universally recognised as representing one lamè;… In origin the lamè is said to have been two handfuls.

C. A. Silberrad.
The Weights and Measures of India.
Nature, vol. 110, no. 2757, September 2, 1922.
Page 329.

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