Definition of Modius

1. n. A dry measure, containing about a peck.



Definition of Modius

1. a Roman dry measure [n MODII]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modius

modillions
modiolar
modioli
modiolus
modiomorphid
modiomorphids
modish
modishest
modishly
modishness
modishnesses
modist
modiste
modistes
modists
modius (current term)
modiwort
modiworts
modocs
mods
modulabilities
modulability
modulable
modular
modularisation
modularisations
modularise
modularised
modularises
modularising

Literary usage of Modius

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1. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"(19) Mensura, a measure in general, which qualified the modius of dry goods and ... There were two kinds of modii: modius ad minorem mensuram ; modius ..."

2. Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity (1855)
"I have consequently carefully examined various works to "ascertain if modius is ever used as a praenomen; and as the Modii family is little mentioned by ..."

3. A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare and Unedited Roman Coins: From the Earliest by John Yonge Akerman (1834)
"1. CONSECRATIO. An eagle on a pedestal. 2. COS. III. The modius, containing several ears of corn. 3. ..."

4. A Catalogue of Engraved Gems in the British Museum (Department of Greek and by Arthur Hamilton Smith, Alexander Stuart Murray (1888)
"Sarapis, bust of, in profile to r., wearing modius and horn of Ammon ; butterfly settles on modius, which contains pomegranate and twigs ; before him, star, ..."

5. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"The wheat of Thebais, in Egypt, when made into bread, yields twenty-six pounds to the modius. To knead the meal with sea-water, as is mostly done in the ..."

6. Historical Essays in Connexion with the Land, the Church, &c. by Eben William Robertson (1872)
"The true Roman modius was known to Isidore under a different name, for he describes the ... Thus disguised as the Italian modius, and the Italian mina, ..."

7. The Gentleman's Magazine Library: Being a Classified Collection of the Chief by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne (1889)
"Thus much is at least certain, as we learn from Erhard, lc that two MSS. of the " Ludus" were actually in existence eighty years after the time of modius, ..."

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