maund

noun (1)
variants: or less commonly mand or maun \ ˈmȯn(d) , ˈmȧnd , ˈmand \
plural -s

Definition of maund

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 now dialectal British : a handbasket : hamper
2 now dialectal British : a measure, varying in quantity

maund

verb
\ ˈmȯnd\

Definition of maund (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: beg

maund

noun (2)
\ "\
variants: or less commonly man
plural -s

Definition of maund (Entry 3 of 3)

: any of various Indian units of weight especially : a unit equal to 82.28 pounds

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History and Etymology for maund

Noun (1)

Middle English maund handbasket, from Middle French mande, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English mand handbasket, Middle Low German mande

Verb

perhaps from Middle French mendier, from Latin mendicare

Noun (2)

Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā

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