Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical A measure of half a sextary.
  • noun medicine A measure equal to about ten fluid ounces.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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