maund

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noun (1)

variants or less commonly mand or maun
ˈmȯn(d),
ˈmȧnd,
ˈmand
plural -s
1
now dialectal British : a handbasket : hamper
2
now dialectal British : a measure, varying in quantity

maund

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verb

ˈmȯnd
archaic
: beg

maund

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noun (2)

"
variants or less commonly man
plural -s
: any of various Indian units of weight
especially : a unit equal to 82.28 pounds

Word History

Etymology

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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“Maund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maund. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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