from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An ancient Roman and Greek measure, equivalent to the cotyle. It contained .271 liters, or .572 United States pints.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Rom. Antiq.) A measure of half a sextary.
- noun (Med.) A measure equal to about ten fluid ounces.
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- noun historical A
measureof halfa sextary.
- noun medicine A
measureequal to about ten fluid ounces.
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According to his Rule a monk's daily portion of wine was a hemina, which is estimated by the best authorities to be 0.75 liter, something less than a quart. ...
Take one drachm of ebeny and nine oboli of burnt copper, rub them upon a whetstone, add three oboli of saffron; triturate all these things reduced to a fine powder, pour in an Attic hemina of sweet wine, and then place in the sun and cover up; when sufficiently digested, use it.
Wherefore it is to be treated thus: The patient is to be put into a hip-bath of hot water, and sixty grains of the grana gnidia are to be pounded and infused in a hemina of wine, with half a hemina of oil, and injected.
Each monk is allowed daily a pound of bread and pulse, and, according to the Italian custom, half a flagon (_hemina_) of wine; though he is advised to abstain from the wine, if he can do so without injury to his health.
He shows from the clear tradition of Benedictin writers and monuments, that St. Benedict's hemina contained three glasses or draughts.
The hemina of wine allowed by St. Bennet per day, in countries where wine and water are only drunk, has been the subject of many dissertations, this measure having not been the same at all times, nor in all countries.
Lancelot endeavors to show, in a dissertation on this subject, that St. Bennet is to be understood of this Roman hemina.
They were also fanatical total abstainers; not only was St. Benedict's kindly concession of a hemina of wine rejected, but the vineyards were rooted up and the wine-presses and vessels destroyed.
A pound of bread also and a hemina (probably about half a pint) of wine for each monk.
Among the objects pertaining to the hall and its customers were two measures for wine, a _sextarium_, and a _hemina_, marked with the monogram of