congius

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From Latin congius, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱon-. Cognates conch, Ancient Greek κόγχος (kónkhos) and Sanskrit शङ्ख (śaṅkhá), both meaning seashells or a small volume of water, such as might fill one.

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congius (plural congii)

  1. (historical units of measure) An ancient Roman unit of volume in liquid measure consisting of six sextarii or one-eighth amphora (about 7 fluid ounces).
  2. (historical units of measure) An ancient Roman unit of weight under Vespasian equal to the weight of a congius of water.

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From Proto-Indo-European *ḱon-. Cognates include Ancient Greek κόγχος (kónkhos) and Sanskrit शङ्ख (śaṅkhá).

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congius m (genitive congii); second declension

  1. (historical units of measure) congius, a unit of volume and weight.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative congius congiī
genitive congiī congiōrum
dative congiō congiīs
accusative congium congiōs
ablative congiō congiīs
vocative congie congiī

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