The word arroba has its origin in Arabic ar-rubʿ (الربع), the fourth part (of a quintal), the term defined the load that a donkey or mule could carry. Arroba was a Portuguese and Spanish customary unit of weight, mass or volume. Its symbol is @. In weight it was equal to 32 pounds (14.7 kg) in Portugal and 25 pounds (11.5 kg) in Spain. The u...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arroba
• (n.) A Spanish weight used in Mexico and South America = 25.36 lbs. avoir.; also, an old Portuguese weight, used in Brazil = 32.38 lbs. avoir. • (n.) A Spanish liquid measure for wine = 3.54 imp. gallons, and for oil = 2.78 imp. gallons.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/arroba/
[ Spanish and Portuguese , from Arabic arrub
, a fourth part.] 1.
A Spanish weight used in Mexico and South America = 25.36 lbs. avoir.; also, an old Portuguese weight, used in Brazil = 32.38 lbs. avoir. 2.
A Spanish liquid measure for wine ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/124
Arroba was a Spanish unit of weight equal to about 25 lbs. It was also used in South and Central America, where it was equivalent to about 32 lbs.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AA1.HTM
See below Carretada,Found on https://glossary.wein-plus.eu/arroba
- a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries 2. [n] - a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countriesFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=arroba
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