nal [Hindi]

In India, ? – 19th century,

Nal, Nul, or Nala, Nulu, H. &c. (S. ) A rod, a bambu, a reed, a measuring rod : as a standard of measure it consisted of three Iláhi-gaz or yards of Akbar, but the length varied in practice from 7½ to 9 feet; a larger rod was also in use varying from 26 to 33 feet; and another was known in Bengal of 400 cubits.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 365.


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