émine [Franch]

For the Spanish unit, see emina.

From the Latin hemina, from the Greek mina.

1

In France and Switzerland, various units of dry capacity, but as Doursther's figures show, in the mid 19th century it was in the process of changing to a unit of mass. Sometimes called a mine (in France, usually) or mina (typically Italy).

Locality Equivalents and comments Capacity
in liters
Agde, Hérault = 2 setiers. 120 poids de marc of wheat, or about 80
Auxonne, Côte-d'Or = 25 boisseaux = 33¹⁄₃ boisseaux of Paris 433.62
Beziers, Hérault = 120 poids de marc of wheat, or about 80
Blamont, Hericourt, Mont-Belliard = 40 livre poids de marc of wheat, or about 26
Castres, Tarn = 4 mégères = 16 boisseaux = 2776 cubic pouce of Paris 55.07
Choiseul, Haute-Marne = 5 bichets 270
Dijon, Montjustin, Villiers-Sexel = 45 livre poids de marc, or about 30
Dôle, Pontarlier, Salins = 60 livre poids de marc of wheat, or about 39
Genoa (Italy) also called a mina. = 8 quarti = 96 gombette 120.70
St. Jean-de-Losne = 17 boisseaux 468.06
Langres, Haute-Marne = 8 bichets 392
Lausanne (Switzerland) = ¹⁄₁₀ quarteron = 10 copets = 50 cubic pouce de Vaud 1.35
Marseille  chart symbol  40
Maxilly-sur-Saône = 25 boisseaux 476.07
Montpellier = ½ setier = 2 quartes = 2 boisseaux of Paris 26
Narbonne = ½ setier 42
Neufchâtel (Switzerland) also called a setier. = ⅛ sac = 8 pots = 24 copets = 768 cubic pouces of Paris 15.23
the émine of oats = 8¹⁄₃ pots = 25 copets = 800 cubic pouces 15.87
Nice = ⅛ charge = 2 quartiers = 8 motureaux chart symbol 20
Toulon = ²⁄₅ setier, 2622 cubic pouce of Paris 52.01
Turin (Italy) = ¹⁄₅ sacco = 2 quartieri = 8 coppi = 192 cucchiari 23.01
Vaud (Switzerland) sometimes called an immi. = ¹⁄₁₀ quarteron = 10 copets = 50 cubic pouces of Vaud 1.35

 

2

In Montpellier, France, a unit of liquid capacity = ⅛ charge = 2 quarts or quartals = 16 pots = 940 cubic Parisian pouce, about 18.65 liters.

Doursther, page 141.

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