Definitions for qafiz
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A unit of measurement for volume; the exact amount varies from place to place.
Origin: From قفيز
Qafiz is a traditional Arabian unit of measure for several quantities including volume, weight and area which took several different values depending on the time and region. The oldest accurate information about it is that of the qafiz of Hajjaj which equaled one Sa' of the Prophet's. It is still used in at least one country— Libya— to measure quantities of olive oil. In Libya it measures about 7 liters. A measurement derived from it is cafisu and is still in use in use in Malta, Calabria and Sicily and is also used to measure olive oil. It generally measures 16-17 litres. Formerly a same name unit of measurement was used to measure the grain. Traditionally, qafiz, also denoted a unit for measuring land, equaling 360 square dhira'.
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