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congius

[kon-jee-uh s] /ˈkɒn dʒi əs/
noun, plural congii
[kon-jee-ahy] /ˈkɒn dʒiˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in prescriptions) a gallon (3.7853 liters).
2.
an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.8 U.S. gallon (3.2 liters).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin, alteration of Greek konchíon, equivalent to kónch(ē) conch + -ion diminutive suffix
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congius

/ˈkɒndʒɪəs/
noun (pl) -gii (-dʒɪˌaɪ)
1.
(pharmacol) a unit of liquid measure equal to 1 Imperial gallon
2.
an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.7 Imperial gallon or 0.84 US gallon
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, probably from Greek konkhos liquid measure, conch
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