Definition of masha in English:

masha

noun

South Asian
  • A unit of weight, legally fixed in 1833 in British India as 15 grains (0.97 grams).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Gladwin (?1745–1812), Persian scholar. From Sanskrit māṣa: the measure was originally based on the weight of the urd bean.

Pronunciation

masha

/mɑːʃə/