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ar·ro·ba

 (ə-rō′bə)
n.
1. A unit of weight formerly used in Spanish-speaking countries, equal to about 11.3 kilograms (25 pounds).
2. A unit of weight formerly used in Portuguese-speaking countries, equal to about 14.4 kilograms (32 pounds).
3. A liquid measure formerly used in Spanish-speaking countries, having varying value but equal to about 16.2 liters (17 quarts) when used to measure wine.

[Spanish and Portuguese, both from Arabic ar-rub', the quarter (of a quintal) : al-, the + rub', quarter; see rbʕ in Semitic roots.]

arroba

(əˈrəʊbə)
n, pl -bas
1. (Units) a unit of weight, approximately equal to 11 kilograms, used in some Spanish-speaking countries
2. (Units) a unit of weight, approximately equal to 15 kilograms, used in some Portuguese-speaking countries
3. (Units) a liquid measure used in some Spanish-speaking countries with different values, but in Spain used as a wine-measure, approximately equal to 16 litres
[C16: from Spanish, from Arabic ar-rub` the quarter (of a quintal)]

ar•ro•ba

(əˈroʊ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
1. a unit of weight of varying value, equal to 25.37 pounds avoirdupois (9.5 kilograms) in Mexico and to 32.38 pounds avoirdupois (12 kilograms) in Brazil.
2. a unit of liquid measure of varying value, used esp. in Spain and commonly equal (when used for wine) to 4.26 U.S. gallons (16.1 liters).
[1590–1600; < Sp < Arabic al rub‘ the fourth part (of the qintār); see quintal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countriesarroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
2.arroba - a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countriesarroba - a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries
liquid measure, liquid unit - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
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He was satisfied with two arrobas of raisins and two bushels of wheat, and promised to translate them faithfully and with all despatch; but to make the matter easier, and not to let such a precious find out of my hands, I took him to my house, where in little more than a month and a half he translated the whole just as it is set down here.
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