almude

See also almud.

From the Arabic al mudd, mudd being derived from the Roman modius.

1

In Paraguay, ? – 20th centuries, a unit of capacity, = 24 liters.

United Nations, 1966.

2

In Portugal, 15th – 19th centuries, a unit of liquid capacity used for wine and oil, about 16.8 liters (about 4.422 U.S. gallons). table showing relationships between Portuguese wine measures Some of the values reflect the heavy English involvement in the trade in port; the wine gallon is that in use prior to 1825, essentially the same as the current U.S. gallon.

Locale Equivalents value
in liters
Faro 4½ English wine gallons 17.04
Figueres (Spain) 5¾ English wine gallons 21.76
Lisbon = 2 alquieres = 12 canadas = 48 quartilhos 16.54
Madeira   17.72
Oporto = 2 alquieres = 12 canadas,
= 6 5/8 English wine gallons
25.08
Rio de Janeiro = 2 cantaros = 12 canadas = 48 quartilhos 16.54
Viana do Castelo 6½ English wine gallons 24.60

Fifteenth century sources say the almude was then 1/52 of a tonel, not 1/50th: 

Uno tonello di vino di Lisbona sono 52 almudini e l'almudino è 13 chanarte.

One tonel of wine in Lisbon is 52 almude and the almude is 13 canada.

Chiarini, 1481, as quoted in Borlandi, page 131.

3

In the Canary Islands, ? – 19th centuries, a unit of land area, = 1/12 fanegada = 50 square brasadas, about 166.32 square meters. Also called a celemin.

Doursther, 1840.

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