crith

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crith the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crith krĭth (Chem) The unit for estimating the weight of aëriform substances; -- the weight of a liter of hydrogen at 0° centigrade, and with a tension of 76 centimeters of mercury. It is 0.0896 of a gram, or 1.38274 grains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crith The mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters (or the theoretical liter) of hydrogen at standard pressure and temperature. Since the atomic weights of the simple gases express also their densities relatively to hydrogen, and since the densities of compound gases, referred to the same unit, are half of their molecular weights, it is easy to calculate from the weight of the crith the exact weight of any gaseous chemical substance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crith krith a chemical unit of mass for gases, the mass of one litre of hydrogen.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kriqh` a barleycorn, a small weight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. krithē, barley.

Usage

In poetry:

Air dhuinn bhi seoladh stigh ri bhun,
Chaidh slabhraidh a chuir a nuas;
S roimh an t slabhraidh cha do ghabh-ar crith
Ach chaidhearurra na m'ruith suas.
S roimh an t slabhraidh, &c.
"Seann Oran Gailic" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell