See also: Modius

English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin modius, from modus (a measure) + -ius (forming adjectives). Doublet of muid and mud. See also almud and almude.

Noun edit

modius (plural modii)

  1. (historical) A Roman dry measure of about a peck or 9 litres.
  2. (historical) Various medieval units of dry and liquid volume.
  3. (historical) A bushel-shaped headdress worn by certain deities in classical art.

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References edit

  • "modius, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Latin edit

4th century Roman modius

Etymology edit

From modus (a measure) + -ius.

Noun edit

modius m (genitive modiī or modī); second declension

  1. (historical units of measure) modius, a unit of dry measure (especially for grain) of about a peck or 9 litres

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative modius modiī
Genitive modiī
Dative modiō modiīs
Accusative modium modiōs
Ablative modiō modiīs
Vocative modie modiī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References edit

  • modius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • modius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (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 and Roman 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

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