In Morocco , 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, = 40 liters.
In Egypt, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity = 128.90 milliliters (about 0.234 U.S. dry pints). In the 19ᵗʰ century, about 119.45 milliliters. Also romanized as kharouba, kharrûba,and ḫarûbba.
Socrates Spiro Bey.
An English-Arabic Vocabulary of the Modern and Colloquial Arabic of Egypt. 3rd edition.
Cairo: Elias’ Modern Press, 1929.
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