Meaning of setier in English:

setier

noun

historical
  • 1A former French measure of capacity, varying according to locality and commodity. A unit of capacity for wine and other liquids.

    Commonly equivalent to a gallon (4.55 litres) in imperial measure; sometimes considerably larger.

  • 2A unit of capacity for grain and other dry substances.

    Commonly equivalent to four bushels (about 150 litres) in imperial measure.

  • 3A former French measure of land, representing the area that can be sown with one setier of seed.

Pronunciation

setier

/ˈsɛtjeɪ/ /ˈsɛtɪeɪ/

Origin

Early 16th century. From Middle French, French †septier, Middle French, French setier measure of capacity for grain and other commodities, measure of capacity for liquids, measure of land equal to the area of land that can be sown with one setier of grain from classical Latin sextārius.