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

pous (πούς, foot) to cubit
pous (πούς, foot) to span
pous (πούς, foot) to handbreadth
pous (πούς, foot) 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.
pous (πούς, foot) to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
pous (πούς, foot) to legua marina (nautical)
pous (πούς, foot) to legua
pous (πούς, foot) to milla marina (nautical)
pous (πούς, foot) to milla
pous (πούς, foot) to cuerda of Valencia
pous (πούς, foot) to cuerda
pous (πούς, foot) to estadal
pous (πούς, foot) to braza
pous (πούς, foot) to paso
pous (πούς, foot) to vara
pous (πούς, foot) to codo de ribera
pous (πούς, foot) to codo
pous (πούς, foot) to pie
pous (πούς, foot) to palmo
pous (πούς, foot) to coto
pous (πούς, foot) to pulgada
pous (πούς, foot) to linea
pous (πούς, foot) 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.
pous (πούς, foot) to braça
pous (πούς, foot) to toesa
pous (πούς, foot) to passo geométrico
pous (πούς, foot) to vara
pous (πούς, foot) to côvado
pous (πούς, foot) to pé
pous (πούς, foot) to palmo de craveira
pous (πούς, foot) to polegada
pous (πούς, foot) to linha
pous (πούς, foot) 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
pous (πούς, foot) to lieue commune
pous (πούς, foot) to lieue marine
pous (πούς, foot) to lieue de post
pous (πούς, foot) to lieue metrique
pous (πούς, foot) to arpent
pous (πούς, foot) to perche
pous (πούς, foot) to toise
pous (πούς, foot) to pied [foot]
pous (πούς, foot) to pouce [inch]
pous (πούς, foot) 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.
pous (πούς, foot) to meile
pous (πούς, foot) to ruthe
pous (πούς, foot) to elle
pous (πούς, foot) to fuss
pous (πούς, foot) to zoll
pous (πούς, foot) 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.
pous (πούς, foot) to meile
pous (πούς, foot) to ruthe
pous (πούς, foot) to klafner
pous (πούς, foot) to fuss
pous (πούς, foot) to zoll
pous (πούς, foot) to linie
pous (πούς, foot) 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.
pous (πούς, foot) to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
pous (πούς, foot) to mil (mile)
pous (πούς, foot) to fjärdingsväg
pous (πούς, foot) to rev before 1855
pous (πούς, foot) to rev after 1855
pous (πούς, foot) to stång
pous (πούς, foot) to famn (fanthom)
pous (πούς, foot) to aln (forealrm)
pous (πούς, foot) to fot (foot)
pous (πούς, foot) to kvarter
pous (πούς, foot) to tvärhand (hand)
pous (πούς, foot) to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
pous (πούς, foot) to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
pous (πούς, foot) to linje (line) before 1855
pous (πούς, foot) 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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