Dekapous (δεκάπους). 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to kilometer (km)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to meter (m)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to centimeter (cm)
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to mile (mi)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to yard (yd)
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to iteru (river measure)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to knet (rod of cord)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to nbiw (pole)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to meh niswt (royal cubit)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to meh nedjes (short cubit)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to remen
dekapous (δεκάπους) to djeser, bu
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pedj-aa (large span)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pedj-sheser (small span)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to amem (fist)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to deret (hand)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to shesep (palm)
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to schoinos (σχοινός)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to dolichos (δόλιχος)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to milion (μίλιον)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to diaulos (δίαυλος)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to στάδιον, stadion
dekapous (δεκάπους) to stadium olympic
dekapous (δεκάπους) to stadium attic
dekapous (δεκάπους) to stadium ptolemey
dekapous (δεκάπους) to plethron (πλέθρον)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to hamma (ἅμμα)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to akaina (ἄκαινα)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to kalamos (κάλαμος)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pygōn (πυγών)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pous (πούς, foot)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to lichas (λιχάς)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to dōron (δῶρον)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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)  /  / 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to schœnus (rush rope)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to leuga (league)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to mille passus (mile)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to stadium (stade, furlong)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to actus
dekapous (δεκάπους) to decempeda
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pertica (perch)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to passus (pace)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pes sestertius
dekapous (δεκάπους) to gradus (step)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to cubitus (cubit)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palmipes
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pes (foot)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palmus major (palm length)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palmus (palm width)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to uncia (inch)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pollex (thumb)
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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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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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to legua marina (nautical)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to legua
dekapous (δεκάπους) to milla marina (nautical)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to milla
dekapous (δεκάπους) to cuerda of Valencia
dekapous (δεκάπους) to cuerda
dekapous (δεκάπους) to estadal
dekapous (δεκάπους) to braza
dekapous (δεκάπους) to paso
dekapous (δεκάπους) to vara
dekapous (δεκάπους) to codo de ribera
dekapous (δεκάπους) to codo
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pie
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palmo
dekapous (δεκάπους) to coto
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pulgada
dekapous (δεκάπους) to linea
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to braça
dekapous (δεκάπους) to toesa
dekapous (δεκάπους) to passo geométrico
dekapous (δεκάπους) to vara
dekapous (δεκάπους) to côvado
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pé
dekapous (δεκάπους) to palmo de craveira
dekapous (δεκάπους) to polegada
dekapous (δεκάπους) to linha
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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
dekapous (δεκάπους) to lieue commune
dekapous (δεκάπους) to lieue marine
dekapous (δεκάπους) to lieue de post
dekapous (δεκάπους) to lieue metrique
dekapous (δεκάπους) to arpent
dekapous (δεκάπους) to perche
dekapous (δεκάπους) to toise
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pied [foot]
dekapous (δεκάπους) to pouce [inch]
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to meile
dekapous (δεκάπους) to ruthe
dekapous (δεκάπους) to elle
dekapous (δεκάπους) to fuss
dekapous (δεκάπους) to zoll
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to meile
dekapous (δεκάπους) to ruthe
dekapous (δεκάπους) to klafner
dekapous (δεκάπους) to fuss
dekapous (δεκάπους) to zoll
dekapous (δεκάπους) to linie
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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.
dekapous (δεκάπους) to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to mil (mile)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to fjärdingsväg
dekapous (δεκάπους) to rev before 1855
dekapous (δεκάπους) to rev after 1855
dekapous (δεκάπους) to stång
dekapous (δεκάπους) to famn (fanthom)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to aln (forealrm)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to fot (foot)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to kvarter
dekapous (δεκάπους) to tvärhand (hand)
dekapous (δεκάπους) to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
dekapous (δεκάπους) to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
dekapous (δεκάπους) to linje (line) before 1855
dekapous (δεκάπους) 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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