moio [Portuguese]


In Portugal, a unit of dry capacity. In the 17ᵗʰ century, about 814 liters; by the standard of Lisbon, which required the measure to be stricken, 830 liters (about 23.6 U.S. bushels). opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system


In the Azores, a major exporter of wheat in the 17ᵗʰ century, the moio of wheat was required to be heaped, not stricken. One moio of wheat was equal to 68 alqueires of the standard of Lisbon, about 922.522 liters.


In the Cape Verde Islands, a unit of dry capacity. In the 17ᵗʰ century, exactly three times the size of the Lisbon moio, about 2442 liters. In the 20ᵗʰ century, approximately 2495.58 liters.

United Nations, 1966.

The salt moio, used on the island of Maio, contained 135 alqueires, about 1831 liters. This unit was abolished in 1846 in favor of the Cape Verdean standard moio.


In Brazil opens map showing location of Brazil, a unit of capacity, 21.76 liters (about 0.618 U.S. bushels).

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