fanega

noun fa·ne·ga \faˈnāgə\

Definition of fanega

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various units of capacity used in Spain and Spanish-American countries; especially :  one of about 1.6 bushels

  2. 2a :  any of various Spanish units of land area (as of 1.59 acres) b :  a Mexican land area of 8.81 acres

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Origin and Etymology of fanega

Spanish, from Arabic fanīqah large sack


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