See also almud.
From the Arabic al mudd, mudd being derived from the Roman modius.
In Paraguay, ? – 20th centuries, a unit of capacity, = 24 liters.
United Nations, 1966.
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). 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.
|Faro||4½ English wine gallons||17.04|
|Figueres (Spain)||5¾ English wine gallons||21.76|
|Lisbon||= 2 alquieres = 12 canadas = 48 quartilhos||16.54|
|Oporto||= 2 alquieres = 12 canadas,
= 6 5/8 English wine gallons
|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.
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.
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