[fuh-ney-guh; Spanish fah-ne-gah]
- a unit of dry measure in Spanish-speaking countries, equal in Spain to 1.58 U.S. bushels (55.7 liters).
- a Mexican unit of land measure, equal to 8.81 acres (3.57 hectares).
Origin of fanega
1495–1505; < Spanish < Arabic fanīqah big bag
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Examples from the Web for fanegas
The figures represent "fanegas" which are, roughly, equivalent to acres.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)
The average crop of a family may be estimated at six or twelve fanegas.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
He had this year sown, and altogether by Indian labor, three hundred fanegas of wheat.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
The maize that lay in the other town was brought there, and when together the quantity was estimated to be six thousand fanegas.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
The actual annual value of a quarrée of land planted in cacoa is ten fanegas, or 1¼ lb.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds