In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of land area,
Paratana, vulgarly, Partan, Mar. ( , from , to return) The extent of land that may be annually ploughed by the single going and returning of a plough, hence implying a small field or strip of land, usually about four or five bíghás.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 401.
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