almude

See also almud.

From the Arabic al mudd, mudd being derived from the Roman modius.

1

In Paraguay, ? – 20th centuries, a unit of capacity, = 24 liters.

United Nations, 1966.

2

In Portugal, 15th – 19th centuries, a unit of liquid capacity used for wine and oil, about 16.8 liters (about 4.422 U.S. gallons). link to a table showing relationships between Portuguese wine measures Some of the values reflect the heavy English involvement in the trade in port; the wine gallon is that in use prior to 1825, essentially the same as the current U.S. gallon.

Locale Equivalents value
 in liters
Faro 4½ English wine gallons 17.04
Figueres (Spain) 5¾ English wine gallons 21.76
Lisbon = 2 alquieres = 12 canadas = 48 quartilhos 16.54
Madeira   17.72
Oporto = 2 alquieres = 12 canadas,
= 6 5/8 English wine gallons
25.08
Rio de Janeiro = 2 cantaros = 12 canadas = 48 quartilhos 16.54
Viana do Castelo 6½ English wine gallons 24.60

Fifteenth century sources say the almude was then 1/52 of a tonel, not 1/50th: 

Uno tonello di vino di Lisbona sono 52 almudini e l'almudino è 13 chanarte.

One tonel of wine in Lisbon is 52 almude and the almude is 13 canada.

Chiarini, 1481, as quoted in Borlandi, page 131.

3

In the Canary Islands, ? – 19th centuries, a unit of land area, = 1/12 fanegada = 50 square brasadas, about 166.32 square meters. Also called a celemin.

Doursther, 1840.

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