congius

congius

[kon-jee-uhs]
noun, plural congii [kon-jee-ahy] .
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; Middle English < Latin, alteration of Greek konchíon, equivalent to kónch(ē) conch + -ion diminutive suffix

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congius (ˈkɒndʒɪəs)
 
n , pl -gii
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
 
[C14: from Latin, probably from Greek konkhos liquid measure, conch]

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