lire

In Venice, 16ᵗʰ – 17ᵗʰ centuries, a unit of liquid capacity used for wine, = ¼ sacchio, about 2.7 liters.

Wines are sold in Venetia two wayes, either in grosse, or by retaile, the grosse by the Amphora and Bigonsa, and by retaile, by the Quart, the Sachio, and Lire, where note that the Amphora is foure Bigonsa, and the bigonsa is 4. quarts, and 1. quart is 4 sachi, and 1. sachi is 4. liras or pounds, but buying the same in grosse, that is by the Amphora and the Sachio, 1. Amphora is 14. quarts, and 1. bigonsa is 3.quarets and halfe.

Roberts, (1638), page 71.

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