Egypt
units of dry capacity

 

daribah

 

ardeb

8

 

ouebeh

6

48

 

kilé or keila

2

12

96

 

rob or roubouh

2

4

16

128

 

malouah

2

4

8

32

256

 

keddah

2

4

8

16

96

768

 

nisf keddah

2

4

8

16

32

192

1536

 

robhah or roubb-keddah

2

4

8

16

32

64

384

3072

 

tumna or thoumn-keddah

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

768

6144

khanoubah or kharroubah

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

256

1536

12288

 

kirat

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

256

512

3072

24,576

 

1876

59.7

119.5

238.9

477.8

0.9556

1.9112

3.82

7.64

15.29

30.58

183.48

1467.80

 1873

theoretical

64.4

128.7

257.5

515.0

1.0299

2.0599

4.1197

8.2395

16.4790

32.9579

practical

72.0

141.0

275.9

542.1

1.0705

2.1235

4.2283

8.4120

16.7169

 

1929 & 1952

64.5
mL

128.9
mL

257.8
mL

515.6
mL

1.031
L

2.0625
L

4.125
L

8.25
L

16.5
L

33
L

198
L

1584
L

One source says there are 6 rob to the keddah.

Mahmoud Bey.
Le système métrique actual d'Égypte. Les Nilometres anciens et moderns et les antiques coudées d'Égypte.
Journal Asiatique. 7th series, vol 1, pages 67-110 (January 1873). Page 87.
Available online at Gallica, the Bibliothèque Numérique of the Bibliothèque National de France.

Louis B. Grant.
Egyptian Weights and Measures.
No. 144. September, 1892.
Reports from the Consuls of the United States. vol 40.
Washington: G.P.O., 1892.

Page 136.

Socrates Spiro Bey.
An English-Arabic Vocabulary of the Modern and Colloquial Arabic of Egypt. 3rd edition.
Cairo: Elias’ Modern Press, 1929.

Page xi.

Saâdeddine Bencheneb.
Mesures et poids actullement en usage en Egypte.
Bulletin des études arabes, vol. 12, pages 105-106 (Sept-Dec 1952.)

United Nations, 1966.

Technical Factors..., 1972, page 153.

Units for rice

   

zambil kabir

 

zambil çaghir

2

rob

7

14


liters

57.75
liters

116.5
liters

One source describes the large fard = 14 roubouh, about 115.5 liters, and the small fard = 7 roubouh, about 57.75 liters. In addition the daribah was used for rice.

Saâdeddine Bencheneb.
Mesures et poids actullement en usage en Egypte.
Bulletin des études arabes, vol. 12, pages 105-106 (Sept-Dec 1952.)

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