paimaneh [Farsi, پیمانه ]

The word also means “measuring, contract, agreement.” Also romanized as paimāna, pajmaneh and peymāneh.


X A map showing the location of Iran.

Where is Iran?

In Iran globe icon, ? – 20th century, a unit of liquid capacity.

By the metrication law of 31 May 1926, = 1 liter (about 1.06 U.S. liquid quarts).

United Nations, 1966.

Francis Joseph Steingass.
A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature.
London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1892.
Page 270.


X A map showing the location of Mazandaran, a province of Iran.

Where in Iran is Mazandaran?

In Mazandaran globe icon, a province of Iran lying on the south coast of the Caspian Sea, ? – 20th century, a unit of mass used to measure rice. It is variously reported as = 2, 4 or 10 mann-e Tabriz, which corresponds to 5.9, 11.8 or 29.4 kilograms.

Willem Floor.
Weights and measures in Qajar Iran.
Studia Iranica, vol. 37 (2008). Page 104.

Floor cites late 19th century and early 20th century sources.

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