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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Measures of Value, etc.

637. The Measures of Weight are—

12 unciae (ounces) =one pound (libra, about 3/4 lb. avoirdupois).

Fractional parts (weight or coin) are —

1/12, uncia.5/12, quīncunx.3/4, dōdrāns.
1/6, sextāns.1/2, sēmis.5/6, dextāns.
1/4, quadrāns.7/12, septunx.11/12, deunx.
1/3, triēns.2/3, bēs or bēssis.12/12, as.

The Talent (talentum) was a Greek weight (τάλαντον) = 60 librae.

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