outava [Portuguese]

In Portugal and Brazil A map showing the location of Brazil., units of capacity and of mass. Also spelled oitava (masculine, outavo, oitavo, respectively). The word means “eighth”.

1

In Portugal, a unit of dry capacity, an eighth of an alquiere of Lisbon, about 1.415 liter (about 1.50 U.S. liquid quarts). link to a table showing relationships between Portuguese units of dry capacity

2

A unit of mass, an eighth of an onça, about 3.586 grams. link to a table showing relationships between Portuguese units of mass

In Brazil, the outava used for trade in precious stones was divided into 18 quilates.

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