Definition of congius in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒndʒɪəs/

noun (plural congii /ˈkɒndʒɪʌɪ/)

An ancient Roman liquid measure of one eighth of an amphora, equal in modern terms to about 6 imperial pints.
Example sentences
  • During the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth months let them have a sextarius [about a pint] per day or five congii per month.
  • Some amphoras seem to be multiples of the choe, equivalent to the Roman congius.
  • But just when I thought it was going to get good and circular it turns out that a congius is roughly equal to six pints, and so a sextarius is one pint.



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