Complete Definition of "sextary"

English

Etymology
anglicize|Anglicized from Latin sextarius, pint

Noun
sextary (plural: sextaries

  1. An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
  2. An Old English measure of liquid, usually wine or cider, perhaps containing 6 gallons.

#:Quotations
#:*1866: The sextary seems to have contained 6 gallons, and is also used for cider and wine.
— James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 172.

Related terms
sextus
six

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