Pedj-aa (large Span). 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to kilometer (km)
pedj-aa (large span) to meter (m)
pedj-aa (large span) to centimeter (cm)
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to mile (mi)
pedj-aa (large span) to yard (yd)
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to iteru (river measure)
pedj-aa (large span) to knet (rod of cord)
pedj-aa (large span) to nbiw (pole)
pedj-aa (large span) to meh niswt (royal cubit)
pedj-aa (large span) to meh nedjes (short cubit)
pedj-aa (large span) to remen
pedj-aa (large span) to djeser, bu
pedj-aa (large span) to pedj-sheser (small span)
pedj-aa (large span) to amem (fist)
pedj-aa (large span) to deret (hand)
pedj-aa (large span) to shesep (palm)
pedj-aa (large span) 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-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.
pedj-aa (large span) to schoinos (σχοινός)
pedj-aa (large span) to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
pedj-aa (large span) to dolichos (δόλιχος)
pedj-aa (large span) to milion (μίλιον)
pedj-aa (large span) to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
pedj-aa (large span) to diaulos (δίαυλος)
pedj-aa (large span) to στάδιον, stadion
pedj-aa (large span) to stadium olympic
pedj-aa (large span) to stadium attic
pedj-aa (large span) to stadium ptolemey
pedj-aa (large span) to plethron (πλέθρον)
pedj-aa (large span) to hamma (ἅμμα)
pedj-aa (large span) to dekapous (δεκάπους)
pedj-aa (large span) to akaina (ἄκαινα)
pedj-aa (large span) to kalamos (κάλαμος)
pedj-aa (large span) to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
pedj-aa (large span) to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
pedj-aa (large span) to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
pedj-aa (large span) to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
pedj-aa (large span) to pygōn (πυγών)
pedj-aa (large span) to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
pedj-aa (large span) to pous (πούς, foot)
pedj-aa (large span) to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
pedj-aa (large span) to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
pedj-aa (large span) to lichas (λιχάς)
pedj-aa (large span) to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
pedj-aa (large span) to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
pedj-aa (large span) to dōron (δῶρον)
pedj-aa (large span) to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
pedj-aa (large span) to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to schœnus (rush rope)
pedj-aa (large span) to leuga (league)
pedj-aa (large span) to mille passus (mile)
pedj-aa (large span) to stadium (stade, furlong)
pedj-aa (large span) to actus
pedj-aa (large span) to decempeda
pedj-aa (large span) to pertica (perch)
pedj-aa (large span) to passus (pace)
pedj-aa (large span) to pes sestertius
pedj-aa (large span) to gradus (step)
pedj-aa (large span) to cubitus (cubit)
pedj-aa (large span) to palmipes
pedj-aa (large span) to pes (foot)
pedj-aa (large span) to palmus major (palm length)
pedj-aa (large span) to palmus (palm width)
pedj-aa (large span) to uncia (inch)
pedj-aa (large span) to pollex (thumb)
pedj-aa (large span) to digitus (finger)
Units: schœnus (rush rope)  / leuga (league)  / mille passus (mile)  / stadium (stade, furlong)  / actus  / decempeda  / 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

pedj-aa (large span) to cubit
pedj-aa (large span) to span
pedj-aa (large span) to handbreadth
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
pedj-aa (large span) to legua marina (nautical)
pedj-aa (large span) to legua
pedj-aa (large span) to milla marina (nautical)
pedj-aa (large span) to milla
pedj-aa (large span) to cuerda of Valencia
pedj-aa (large span) to cuerda
pedj-aa (large span) to estadal
pedj-aa (large span) to braza
pedj-aa (large span) to paso
pedj-aa (large span) to vara
pedj-aa (large span) to codo de ribera
pedj-aa (large span) to codo
pedj-aa (large span) to pie
pedj-aa (large span) to palmo
pedj-aa (large span) to coto
pedj-aa (large span) to pulgada
pedj-aa (large span) to linea
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to braça
pedj-aa (large span) to toesa
pedj-aa (large span) to passo geométrico
pedj-aa (large span) to vara
pedj-aa (large span) to côvado
pedj-aa (large span) to pé
pedj-aa (large span) to palmo de craveira
pedj-aa (large span) to polegada
pedj-aa (large span) to linha
pedj-aa (large span) 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
pedj-aa (large span) to lieue commune
pedj-aa (large span) to lieue marine
pedj-aa (large span) to lieue de post
pedj-aa (large span) to lieue metrique
pedj-aa (large span) to arpent
pedj-aa (large span) to perche
pedj-aa (large span) to toise
pedj-aa (large span) to pied [foot]
pedj-aa (large span) to pouce [inch]
pedj-aa (large span) 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 German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
pedj-aa (large span) to meile
pedj-aa (large span) to ruthe
pedj-aa (large span) to elle
pedj-aa (large span) to fuss
pedj-aa (large span) to zoll
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to meile
pedj-aa (large span) to ruthe
pedj-aa (large span) to klafner
pedj-aa (large span) to fuss
pedj-aa (large span) to zoll
pedj-aa (large span) to linie
pedj-aa (large span) 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.
pedj-aa (large span) to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
pedj-aa (large span) to mil (mile)
pedj-aa (large span) to fjärdingsväg
pedj-aa (large span) to rev before 1855
pedj-aa (large span) to rev after 1855
pedj-aa (large span) to stång
pedj-aa (large span) to famn (fanthom)
pedj-aa (large span) to aln (forealrm)
pedj-aa (large span) to fot (foot)
pedj-aa (large span) to kvarter
pedj-aa (large span) to tvärhand (hand)
pedj-aa (large span) to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
pedj-aa (large span) to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
pedj-aa (large span) to linje (line) before 1855
pedj-aa (large span) 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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