bigha

noun

bi·​gha
ˈbē-gə
variants or biggah
ˈbē-gə
plural bigha or bighas or biggah or biggahs
: any of various Indian units of land area varying between ¹/₃ acre and 1 acre

Word History

Etymology

Hindi bīghā, from Sanskrit vigraha division, from vigṛhṇāti he separates, divides, from vi apart + gṛhṇāti he seizes

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“Bigha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigha. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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