from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cahiz and kafiz.
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And if ye had done that before which ye have done now, ye would not have been brought to these sufferings and have bought the _cafiz_ of wheat at a thousand _maravedis_; but I trust in God to bring it to one _maravedi_.
And the famine in the town waxed greater, and food was not now bought by the _cafiz_, neither by the _fanega_, but by ounces, or at most by the pound.
And he says that the _cafiz_ of wheat was valued at eleven _maravedís_, and the _cafiz_ of barley at seven _maravedís_, and that of pulse or other grain at six; and the _arroba_ of honey at fifteen _dineros_; and the _arroba_ of carobs the third of a
And with all these miseries the price of food became exceeding great, for the _cafiz_ of wheat was priced at ninety
_cafiz_ of wheat at a thousand _maravedís_; but I trust in God to bring it to one _maravedí_.