Hippikon (ἱππικόν). Conversion Chart

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