pollum

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Noun[edit]

pollum (plural pollums)

  1. (metrology, obsolete) A historic unit of weight used in India, equal to 1 ounce plus 3.25 drams.
    • 1799 April 1, James Anderson, Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-History, Arts, and Miscellaneous Literature, page 6:
      For this kind of work, and for the quantity of lime above mentioned, about ten pollums (the pollum ten pagodas weight) of sugar is commonly used.
    • 1831, P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist and Commercial Instructor:
      In the District south of Quilon to Tavallay, a Five Pollum weight is used for weighing cotton, thread, tamarinds, jagherry, &c. which weight answers to 5848.3 gr. and is thus divided []

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

pollum

  1. indefinite dative plural of polli

Noun[edit]

pollum

  1. indefinite dative plural of pollur

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Adjective[edit]

pollum

  1. nominative neuter singular of pollus
  2. accusative masculine singular of pollus
  3. accusative neuter singular of pollus
  4. vocative neuter singular of pollus