bochka [Russian, бочка]

See also ukaznaia bochka.

(Plural, bochki.) In Russia, after 1720 – 19th century, a unit of capacity for distilled spirits, linseed oil, hempseed oil, etc, = 40 vedra, approximately 491.976 liters (about 130 U.S. gallons). link to a table showing relationships between Russian units of capacity Also romanized as botschka and botchka. The word also means “barrel.”

It was also called the sarokowaja-botschka, sarokowaja or sorokovka.

Some authorities say the bochka was 491.96 liters, which is based on a vedro of 12.299 liters instead of 12.29941 liters.


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