Convert Digitus (finger) (Ancient Roman) to Palaiste (παλαιστή, Palm) (Ancient Greek)

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digitus (finger)
Ancient Roman
palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
Ancient Greek

This page features online conversion from digitus (finger) to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm). These units belong to different measurement systems. The first one is from Ancient Roman. The second one is from Ancient Greek.

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

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