Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Roman measure of capacity, one sixth or a congius, equal to United States pints or imperial pint. Several of the later Eastern systems had sextarii derived from the Roman, and generally somewhat larger.
“For such a person is, in fact, a carcass and a sextarius of blood, and nothing more.”
““Please to grant us the body of a certain person and a sextarius of poor blood.””
“Roman pound was equivalent to 12 ounces, and the _sextarius_ which was the sixth part of a conge, came near to the old Paris chopin, or half a litre.”
“For all the established prices it makes use of the _Roman Denarii_; and it applies them to the _sextarius_ for liquids, and to the _Roman pound_ for the things sold by weight.”
“_Buttery_: one sextarius, 3 and a half pitchers of wine from the”
“Treasury were equivalent to κοδράντης, the Latin _quadrans_? — and in chap.vii. 4, 8, introduced the Roman measure _sextarius_, (ξέστης)? — and who volunteered the information (in chap.xv. 16) that αὐλή is only another designation of πραιτώριον (_Prætorium_)? —”
“Rhaetia, never exceeded a sextarius, (an English pint.)”
“-- and in chap.vii. 4, 8, introduced the Roman measure sextarius, (xestes)?”
“[Footnote 19: A drinking-vessel holding one third of a _sextarius_”
“The Roman hemina, which was half a sextarius, contained ten ounces, as Montfaucon demonstrates, (Antiqu.expl. t.”
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