See also cascito.

In Tana (present-day Azov), 15ᵗʰ century, a grain measure, about 207.4 liters.

Formento e tucte altre biade si vendono alla Thana a una misura che si chiama chisteto el quale torna in Vinegia staia octo e mezo.

Wheat and all other fodder is sold in Tana by a measure they call the chisteto, which makes in Venice 8½ Venetian staia.

Chiarini, 1481. Borlandi, page 62.

In John Florio's Italian-English dictionary (1611), “formento” is defined as “any kind of corn but properly wheate. Used also for leaven.”


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