Decempeda. Conversion Chart

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Metric

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of metric units is available on the main length conversion page.
decempeda to kilometer (km)
decempeda to meter (m)
decempeda to centimeter (cm)
decempeda to millimeter (mm)
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)
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The American System of Measures (US Customary Units)

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of U.S. units is available on the main length conversion page.
decempeda to mile (mi)
decempeda to yard (yd)
decempeda to inch (in)
Units: mile (mi)  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  / inch (in)
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Ancient Egypt

It might be hard to imagine, but these units dates back to 3100 BC. Egyptian people used them 5000 years ago. These units are distant ancestors of US customary units used today.
decempeda to iteru (river measure)
decempeda to knet (rod of cord)
decempeda to nbiw (pole)
decempeda to meh niswt (royal cubit)
decempeda to meh nedjes (short cubit)
decempeda to remen
decempeda to djeser, bu
decempeda to pedj-aa (large span)
decempeda to pedj-sheser (small span)
decempeda to amem (fist)
decempeda to deret (hand)
decempeda to shesep (palm)
decempeda to djeba (finger)
Units: iteru (river measure)  / knet (rod of cord)  / nbiw (pole)  / meh niswt (royal cubit)  / meh nedjes (short cubit)  / remen  / djeser, bu  / pedj-aa (large span)  / pedj-sheser (small span)  / amem (fist)  / deret (hand)  / shesep (palm)  / djeba (finger)
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Ancient Greek

The values of Greek units varied according to location and epoch. Relative proportions though were generally the same. Greek measures were in general derived from measurement system of Ancient Egypt.
decempeda to schoinos (σχοινός)
decempeda to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
decempeda to dolichos (δόλιχος)
decempeda to milion (μίλιον)
decempeda to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
decempeda to diaulos (δίαυλος)
decempeda to στάδιον, stadion
decempeda to stadium olympic
decempeda to stadium attic
decempeda to stadium ptolemey
decempeda to plethron (πλέθρον)
decempeda to hamma (ἅμμα)
decempeda to dekapous (δεκάπους)
decempeda to akaina (ἄκαινα)
decempeda to kalamos (κάλαμος)
decempeda to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
decempeda to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
decempeda to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
decempeda to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
decempeda to pygōn (πυγών)
decempeda to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
decempeda to pous (πούς, foot)
decempeda to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
decempeda to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
decempeda to lichas (λιχάς)
decempeda to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
decempeda to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
decempeda to dōron (δῶρον)
decempeda to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
decempeda to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
decempeda to daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
Units: schoinos (σχοινός)  / parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)  / dolichos (δόλιχος)  / milion (μίλιον)  / hippikon (ἱππικόν)  / diaulos (δίαυλος)  / στάδιον, stadion  / stadium olympic  / stadium attic  / stadium ptolemey  / plethron (πλέθρον)  / hamma (ἅμμα)  / dekapous (δεκάπους)  / akaina (ἄκαινα)  / kalamos (κάλαμος)  / orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)  / diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)  / haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)  / pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)  / pygōn (πυγών)  / pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)  / pous (πούς, foot)  / spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)  / orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)  / lichas (λιχάς)  / hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)  / dichas (διχάς, midfoot)  / dōron (δῶρον)  / palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)  / kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)  / daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
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Ancient Roman

Roman length units were very well defined. The value of the base unit pes (foot) was discovered by John Greaves in 1639 after he made a lot of measurements in the ruins of Rome. Since then we know that the value of one pes was between 0.967 and 0.986 English feet. An accepted modern value is 296 mm. For most Roman units below we give an English equivalent in parentheses.
decempeda to schœnus (rush rope)
decempeda to leuga (league)
decempeda to mille passus (mile)
decempeda to stadium (stade, furlong)
decempeda to actus
decempeda to pertica (perch)
decempeda to passus (pace)
decempeda to pes sestertius
decempeda to gradus (step)
decempeda to cubitus (cubit)
decempeda to palmipes
decempeda to pes (foot)
decempeda to palmus major (palm length)
decempeda to palmus (palm width)
decempeda to uncia (inch)
decempeda to pollex (thumb)
decempeda to digitus (finger)
Units: schœnus (rush rope)  / leuga (league)  / mille passus (mile)  / stadium (stade, furlong)  / actus  /  / pertica (perch)  / passus (pace)  / pes sestertius  / gradus (step)  / cubitus (cubit)  / palmipes  / pes (foot)  / palmus major (palm length)  / palmus (palm width)  / uncia (inch)  / pollex (thumb)  / digitus (finger)
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Biblical

decempeda to cubit
decempeda to span
decempeda to handbreadth
decempeda to etzbah
Units: cubit  / span  / handbreadth  / etzbah
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Old Spanish

In various provinces of Spain diferent variations of units were used. The conversions below use Castilian system. Although most of these units are now obsolete, some can still be used today in the countries of Latin America.
decempeda to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
decempeda to legua marina (nautical)
decempeda to legua
decempeda to milla marina (nautical)
decempeda to milla
decempeda to cuerda of Valencia
decempeda to cuerda
decempeda to estadal
decempeda to braza
decempeda to paso
decempeda to vara
decempeda to codo de ribera
decempeda to codo
decempeda to pie
decempeda to palmo
decempeda to coto
decempeda to pulgada
decempeda to linea
decempeda to punto
Units: legua de por grado (league of the degree)  / legua marina (nautical)  / legua  / milla marina (nautical)  / milla  / cuerda of Valencia  / cuerda  / estadal  / braza  / paso  / vara  / codo de ribera  / codo  / pie  / palmo  / coto  / pulgada  / linea  / punto
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Old Portuguese

These units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in 19th century.
decempeda to braça
decempeda to toesa
decempeda to passo geométrico
decempeda to vara
decempeda to côvado
decempeda to pé
decempeda to palmo de craveira
decempeda to polegada
decempeda to linha
decempeda to ponto
Units: braça  / toesa  / passo geométrico  / vara  / côvado  /  / palmo de craveira  / polegada  / linha  / ponto
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
decempeda to lieue commune
decempeda to lieue marine
decempeda to lieue de post
decempeda to lieue metrique
decempeda to arpent
decempeda to perche
decempeda to toise
decempeda to pied [foot]
decempeda to pouce [inch]
decempeda to ligne
Units: lieue commune  / lieue marine  / lieue de post  / lieue metrique  / arpent  / perche  / toise  / pied [foot]  / pouce [inch]  / ligne
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Old Russian

decempeda to mile
decempeda to verst
decempeda to mezhevaya verst
decempeda to kosaya sazhen
decempeda to sazhen
decempeda to makhovaya sazhen
decempeda to arshin
decempeda to ell
decempeda to foot
decempeda to pyad
decempeda to vershok
decempeda to inch
decempeda to line
Units: mile  / verst  / mezhevaya verst  / kosaya sazhen  / sazhen  / makhovaya sazhen  / arshin  / ell  / foot  / pyad  / vershok  / inch  / line
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
decempeda to meile
decempeda to ruthe
decempeda to elle
decempeda to fuss
decempeda to zoll
decempeda to linie
Units: meile  / ruthe  / elle  / fuss  / zoll  / linie
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
decempeda to meile
decempeda to ruthe
decempeda to klafner
decempeda to fuss
decempeda to zoll
decempeda to linie
decempeda to punkt
Units: meile  / ruthe  / klafner  / fuss  / zoll  / linie  / punkt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. Since then the system was slightly altered twice: in 1735 and 1855. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
decempeda to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
decempeda to mil (mile)
decempeda to fjärdingsväg
decempeda to rev before 1855
decempeda to rev after 1855
decempeda to stång
decempeda to famn (fanthom)
decempeda to aln (forealrm)
decempeda to fot (foot)
decempeda to kvarter
decempeda to tvärhand (hand)
decempeda to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
decempeda to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
decempeda to linje (line) before 1855
decempeda to linje (line) after 1855
Units: nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)  / mil (mile)  / fjärdingsväg  / rev before 1855  / rev after 1855  / stång  / famn (fanthom)  / aln (forealrm)  / fot (foot)  / kvarter  / tvärhand (hand)  / tum (thumb or inch) before 1855  / tum (thumb or inch) after 1855  / linje (line) before 1855  / linje (line) after 1855

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