Definition of Congius

1. Noun. A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters.

Exact synonyms: Gallon, Imperial Gallon
Generic synonyms: British Capacity Unit, Imperial Capacity Unit
Group relationships: Barrel, Bbl, Bushel, Firkin
Terms within: Quart



Definition of Congius

1. n. A liquid measure containing about three quarts.

Definition of Congius

1. 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 Vespasian, being the weight of that volume of water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Congius

1. an ancient unit of measure [n -GII]

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Literary usage of Congius

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1. A Classical Technology by John Miller Burnam (1920)
"... a congius twelve pounds, while four cubi are forty pounds. The mixture of vinegar with water serves to add brilliancy to very red porphyry. ..."

2. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"congius, the pharmaceutical name юг а gallon ; ati ancient measure containing 10 pounds, ... congius ..."

3. A Letter to Dr Mead Concerning Some Antiquities in Berkshire,: Particularly by Francis Wise (1738)
"Vide Arbuthnot, p. 81. How far this may be depended upon may be feen before. 2. His own congius, which is deduced from the Pound, &c. according to his ..."

4. Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"It cannot be that 10 Ibs. liquid measure (/. e. old) and 10 Ibs. of wine in weight (pondo) were contained in the congius ; for, as we have already remarked, ..."

5. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1866)
"However that may be, the Farnese congius remained in safe ecclesiastical custody till the papacy of Alexander Farnese, who reigned, as Paul III, ..."

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