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Etymology/ Definitionपरिमाणम्। मानं प्रस्थाढकादितुलादिमेयम् । च.सू.२६/२९ चक्रपाणि
ReferenceC.Su.26/29 Chakrapaan`i
Literary MeaningM / W – Measuring, measure of any kind e. g. circumference, length, size, weight, number, value, duration
Implied Meaning1. It is a unit to measure various entities in general and those related with the body in particular.
2. One of the basic forty one attributes defined by Ayurveda ( i. e. Paraadi attributes ).
ElaborationCharaka describes various types of Parimaan`a .-
To measure liquid or semisolid entities –> Anjalee Parimaan`a.
To measure body parts –> Angulee Parimaan`a
2. It is one of the Paraadi attributes.
Parimaan`a is used for measuring. It is used everywhere in preparing medicines and in determining doses. It is also used to measure time.

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