Benavarre, Spain
units of capacity, 18ᵗʰ century

       

cahiz

     

fanega

8

 

quartal or media

2

16

 

almud

6

12

96

liters*

1.93

11.6

23.15

185.2

* taking the mid-18ᵗʰ century Castillian celemin as 4.63 liters.

sources

En Benavarre, y su Partido se nombran las Mensuras Cahices, Fanegas, medias Fanegas, (ò Quartales, que todo es uno) y Almudes. El Cahiz se compone de 8. Fanegas: cada Fanega de 2. Medias, ù 2 Quartales; y cada Media de 6. Almudes; y por consequencia, dicha Fanega de 12. Almudes.

El citado Cahiz corresponde justamente à 40. Celemines Castellanos.

In Benavarre and its subdivisions they call the measures cahices, fanegas, medias fanegas or quartales (which are the same thing), and almudes. The cahiz consists of 8 fanegas; each fanega of 2 medias, or 2 quartales, and each media of 6 almudes, and consequently, the resulting fanega has 12 almudes.

The aforementioned cahiz is equivalent to 40 Castillian celemines.

Diego de Guardamino.
Prontario y Claves de las Correspondencias, que, entre si, tienen las Monedas, Medidas de Garnos, de Palmos, y Peso sutil de Castilla…
Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1757.
Pages 27, 28.

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