One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dry measure used for grain, meat, salt, etc.
2A liquid measure of widely varying capacity; a cask holding this amount.
A dry measure of capacity approximately equal to three bushels (109 litres), used chiefly for grain.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French mui measure of capacity, Middle French, French muid from classical Latin modius<br>late 18th century. From South African Dutch muid from French muid.
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