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fanega

[fuh-ney-guh; Spanish fah-ne-gah] /fəˈneɪ gə; Spanish fɑˈnɛ gɑ/
noun, plural fanegas
[fuh-ney-guh z; Spanish fah-ne-gahs] /fəˈneɪ gəz; Spanish fɑˈnɛ gɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a unit of dry measure in Spanish-speaking countries, equal in Spain to 1.58 U.S. bushels (55.7 liters).
2.
a Mexican unit of land measure, equal to 8.81 acres (3.57 hectares).
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Spanish < Arabic fanīqah big bag
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  • At this time a fanega of wheat and a cow on the range were on a parity, each worth three pesos.

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