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