Dharni (unit)

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The dharni (Nepali: धार्नि dhārni) is an obsolete unit of mass, formerly used in Nepal, of about 2½ seer. It was divided into 2 bisauli (बिसौलि), 4 boṛi (बोड़ि), or 12 pāu (पाउ).[1] The United Nations Statistical Office gave an approximate equivalence of 2.3325 kilograms (5.142 pounds avoirdupois) in 1966.[2]


  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1931), A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language, London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, p. 328 .
  2. ^ Statistical Office of the United Nations (1966), World Weights and Measures. Handbook for Statisticians, New York: United Nations, ST/STAT/SER.M/21/Rev.1 .

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