Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A measure of liquids used, especially for wine and oil, in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Livonia, Esthonia, Denmark, and Sweden; a tierce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 361/2, at Hamburg 381/4.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Dutch aam, from German Ahm, Ohm, from Late Latin ama, from Ancient Greek ἄμη (amē, "bucket"); compare Latin hama ("water bucket").

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  • A unit of liquid measure.

    April 10, 2011

  • How much, pray?

    April 11, 2011

  • Equivalent to a sheepworth, I'd reckon.

    April 11, 2011