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

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

cuerda to mile
cuerda to verst
cuerda to mezhevaya verst
cuerda to kosaya sazhen
cuerda to sazhen
cuerda to makhovaya sazhen
cuerda to arshin
cuerda to ell
cuerda to foot
cuerda to pyad
cuerda to vershok
cuerda to inch
cuerda 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.
cuerda to meile
cuerda to ruthe
cuerda to elle
cuerda to fuss
cuerda to zoll
cuerda 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.
cuerda to meile
cuerda to ruthe
cuerda to klafner
cuerda to fuss
cuerda to zoll
cuerda to linie
cuerda 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.
cuerda to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
cuerda to mil (mile)
cuerda to fjärdingsväg
cuerda to rev before 1855
cuerda to rev after 1855
cuerda to stång
cuerda to famn (fanthom)
cuerda to aln (forealrm)
cuerda to fot (foot)
cuerda to kvarter
cuerda to tvärhand (hand)
cuerda to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
cuerda to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
cuerda to linje (line) before 1855
cuerda 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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