quartarolo [Italian]

1

In various Italian cities, 15th – 19th centuries, a unit of dry capacity. Also spelled quarterola, quartaruola.

Locale Local Term and Equivalents Liters
Belluno quartaruola,= ¼ calvia 2.994
Bologna quartarola, quarterola; = ¼ staro = 4 quartuccioni 9.224
Padua quartaruola; ¼ stajo 7.246
Parma quartarolo; = ¹⁄₁₆ staro 3.213
Venice quartarolo; = ¼ quarta = ¹⁄₁₆ staio 5.207
Vicenza quartaruola; = ¹⁄₁₆ stajo 1.691

Doursther (1840); others.

Item legumi d'ogni sorte se vendeno a staro, a quarta, e a quartarolo la mazor parte... .

Item. Legumes of every sort are sold by the staro, the quarta, and for the most part by the quartarola...

Bartolommeo di Pasi.
Tariffa de' pesi e mesure con gratia et privilegio.
Venice, 1503.
As quoted in Edler, page 233.

2

In Bologna, Italy, a unit of liquid capacity =¼ corba = 15 boccali, about 19.65 liters. Others say 18.448 liters.

Doursther (1840), page 448.

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