Definition of metrete in English:

metrete

(also metretes)

Pronunciation /mɪˈtriːt/

noun

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

Origin

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