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əˈroʊ bəar·ro·ba

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrobanoun

    a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries

  2. arrobanoun

    a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrobanoun

    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

    Etymology: [Sp. and Pg., from Ar. arrub, ar-rubu, a fourth part.]

  2. Arrobanoun

    a Spanish liquid measure for wine = 3.54 imp. gallons, and for oil = 2.78 imp. gallons

    Etymology: [Sp. and Pg., from Ar. arrub, ar-rubu, a fourth part.]


  1. Arroba

    The word arroba has its origin in Arabic ar-rubʿ, the fourth part, the term defined the load that a donkey or mule could carry. Arroba was a Spanish and Portuguese customary unit of weight, mass or volume. Its symbol is @. In weight it was equal to 25 pounds in Spain, and 32 pounds in Portugal. The unit is still used in Portugal by cork merchants, and in Brazil by cattle traders. The modern metric arroba used in these country life activities is defined as 15 kilograms. In Peru the arroba is equivalent to 11.5 kilograms. In Bolivia nationally it is equivalent to 30.46 litres. However locally there are many different values, ranging from 11.5 litres in Inquisivi to 16 litres in Baures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arroba

    a-rō′ba, n. a weight of 25 or more pounds, used in Spanish and Portuguese regions. [Ar.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arroba

    A Portuguese commercial weight of 32 lbs. Also, a Spanish general wine measure of 4-1/4 English gallons. The lesser arroba, used for oil, is only 3-1/3 English gallons. A Spanish weight of 25 lbs. avoirdupois; one-fourth of a quintal. Also, a rough country cart in Southern Russia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arroba in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arroba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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