The word is from the Latin modius.
In Spain, a unit of capacity, = 16 cántaras, about 258.125 liters (about 68.19 U.S. gallons), used for wine in the province of Castile , and a unit of dry capacity in Galicia, Spain, of the same size.
Previously the moyo, in both Castile and Galacia, was a unit of liquid capacity = 8 cántaras, about 129 liters.
In Spain, a unit of count for tiles, = 110.
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