The word also means “measuring, contract, agreement.” Also romanized as paimāna, pajmaneh and peymāneh.
Where is Iran?
In Iran , ? – 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.
Where in Iran is Mazandaran?
In Mazandaran , 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.
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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