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hemina

Ancient Roman measure (cup) with a volume of 0.274 liters. Twelve heminae resulted congius, Saint Benedict (480-542) laid down as one of the strict rules of the order for the Benedictine monks firmly: "A hemina is sufficient for everyone daily" . However, he expressly pointed out that complete abstinence from alcohol should be sought. See also under capacity measures and units,

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