ke'-niks (choinix):

A Greek dry measure, almost equal to one quart. Mentioned in the New Testament only in Revelation 6:6, where the Revised Version, margin would read "choenix" instead of the indefinite translation "measure." The verse is then obviously a threat of famine.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHOENIX'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.