modius

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Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

modius ‎(plural modii)

  1. (historical, Roman antiquity) A dry measure, containing about a peck.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From modus.

Noun[edit]

modius m ‎(genitive modiī); second declension

  1. the Roman corn-measure, a measure, peck, containing sixteen sextārii, or the sixth part of a Greek μέδιμνος ‎(médimnos)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative modius modiī
genitive modiī modiōrum
dative modiō modiīs
accusative modium modiōs
ablative modiō modiīs
vocative modie modiī

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References[edit]

  • modius in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • MODIUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • modius in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • corn had gone up to 50 denarii the bushel: ad denarios L in singulos modios annona pervenerat
  • modius in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modius in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • modius in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin