morah [Kannada]

In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of land area,

Moré, Morah, or Mudi, (?) Karn. A large measure of land: it is said to consist of 45 Guntas, each 33 feet square, or about 1 13/100th acre: it is also said to mean rent in kind.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 345.

Múdi, Muda, Morah, Morat, Múrah. See More, (?) Karn. A measure of land, 45 guntas of 33 square feet each, 49,005 square feet, or 1 13/100th of an acre: a certain quantity of seed-corn, sufficient for a given quantity of land, so that a field is computed by the number of moras or múdes which it requires. It is also a weight or measure of grain or rice, sometimes said to be equal to 40 pakka sérs. (The term Muḍi or Muṛi, usually signifies, in Karn., Tam., and Mal., a knot, a bundle, or any thing made or tied up in a bunch or bundle: its application to measurement either of length or capacity is not given in either Dictionary, and the spelling and enunciation, and possibly the proper meaning of the word, though thus repeatedly given in manuscript lists, are doubtful).

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 349.


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