In the Presidency of Madras, India, 19th century, a unit of capacity. By a regulation of 1846 the Government puddee = 100 cubic inches (about 2.89 imperial pints, about 1.639 liters). In fact, however, almost everyone but the government used the earlier value of 104 cubic inches (about 3.00 imperial pints, about 1.704 liters). See measure. Also romanized as padi and puddy.


Paḍi, corruptly, Puddee, Tam. (), Karn. () A measure of capacity at Madras, one-eighth of a marakál, being the same with the nali, or názhi, and containing 93.752 cubic inches, or about 3 lb. 6 oz.; in the revised scale of weights and measures it is identified with the English term measure, the standard being a cylinder of 4 inches diameter and 8 inches deep, containing 100 cubic inches, or 1.44 quart, or in weight of water about 3 lb. 6 oz. avoirdupois : a Paḍi is also a measure of weight equal to 100 palams, or 125 oz. avoirdupois. In Mysore it is a measure of weight equal to half a sér.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 386 (the page number is mistakenly printed as "286").

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