Latin word for a Bushel.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Parvus bussellus — Lit. a small bushel . This term was used in some manorial accounts for what was actually a half bushel. It was the same measure as a *skep. [< Lat. parvus = small + bussellus = a bushel] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Skep — Dry measure in the 13c equivalent to a half *bushel. There were eight skeps in a *quarter, though the bushel was the unit most frequently used. The skep itself was orig. a basket which came to hold half a bushel. The Latin form of skep is eskippa …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • boisseau — (boi sô) s. m. 1°   Ancienne mesure de capacité pour les matières sèches, valant 13 litres, 01, ou 13 litres plus un centième réduits à 12 litres 50, c est à dire au demi quart de l hectolitre, lorsqu on voulut ramener les anciennes mesures aux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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