firlot

noun

fir·​lot
ˈfi(ə)rlət,
ˈfər-
plural -s
1
: any of various old Scottish units of dry capacity equal to ¹/₄ boll or from ¹/₂ to 1¹/₂ Winchester bushels
2
: a container of one firlot capacity

Word History

Etymology

Middle English ferlot, from Old Norse fjōrthi hlotr fourth part, from fjōrthi fourth + hlotr part; akin to Old English fēortha fourth and Old English hlot lot

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“Firlot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firlot. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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