Congius

Old Roman measure of liquid, amounting to six pints. It was used in late MdEngl. documents, which set down the allowances of members of the royal court, who were entitled to *bouche en court. -

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  • Congius — Con gi*us, n. [L.] 1. (Roman Antiq.) A liquid measure containing about three quarts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A gallon, or four quarts. [Often abbreviated to {cong.}] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congius — (röm. Ant.), Maß für Flüssigkeiten, faßte 6 Sextarii od. 72 Cyathi u. war = 33/5 Dresdner Kannen; 8 Congii = 1 Amphora …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Congĭus — (lat.), altröm. Flüssigkeitsmaß, = 3,283 Lit., wurde eingeteilt in 6 Sextarii oder 72 Cyathi; 8 Congii = 1 Amphora …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Congius — Congĭus, altröm. Hohlmaß = 1/8 Amphora = 3,28 l …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • congius — [kän′jē əs] n. pl. congii [kän′jēī΄] [ME < L < Gr konchos, a measure, orig., CONCH] an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to a little less than seven pints …   English World dictionary

  • Congius — In Ancient Roman measurement, congius (from Greek konkhion, diminutive of konkhē, konkhos, shellful [1]) was a liquid measure, which contained six sextarii, or the eighth part of the amphora; that is about 3.25 litres (0.86 U.S. gallons). It was… …   Wikipedia

  • congius —    a historic unit of liquid volume. The Roman congius was equal to about 3.2 liters (3.4 U.S. quarts or 2.8 British Imperial quarts); it was divided into 6 sextarii (sixths) which corresponded closely to modern pints. In the nineteenth century,… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Congius — Cọngius   der, / , antikes römisches Volumenmaß; 1 Congius = 3,28 l = 1/8 Amphora.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Congius — Con|gi|us der; , <aus gleichbed. lat. congius> antikes röm. Hohlmaß (3, 275 l) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • congius — /kon jee euhs/, n., pl. congii / jee uy /. 1. (in prescriptions) a gallon (3.7853 liters). 2. an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.8 U.S. gallon (3.2 liters). [1350 1400; ME < L, alter. of Gk konchíon, equiv. to kónch(e) CONCH …   Universalium

  • congius — noun An ancient Roman liquid measure, being six sextarii or one eighth of an amphora; also used as a weight measure during the reign of , being the weight of that volume of water …   Wiktionary

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