- (in prescriptions) a gallon (3.7853 liters).
- an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.8 U.S. gallon (3.2 liters).
Origin of congius
Examples from the Web for congius
Historical Examples of congius
This is furnished with brazen buckets, each holding about a congius.
Perhaps "metreta" and "congius" should be swapped in this sentence, but it was left as is.
One metreta, a Greek measure, equalled about nine English gallons, and a congius contained about six pints.
Congius Ripensis tells us, that the same restriction was imposed by the Lacedæmonians on their Helots and all domestic animals.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
- pharmacol a unit of liquid measure equal to 1 Imperial gallon
- an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.7 Imperial gallon or 0.84 US gallon