Definition of metrete in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈtriːt/


(US meterte)
Ancient Greek History
  • An ancient Greek liquid measure equivalent to about 40 litres (approx. 9 gallons).

    In Middle English said to be the equivalent to 2½ quarts (2.8 litres): see Middle Eng. Dict. at that entry.


Late Middle English. From classical Latin metrēta and its etymon ancient Greek μετρητής from μετρεῖν to measure (from μέτρον) + -της, suffix forming agent nouns.