Milion (μίλιον). Conversion Chart

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