Convert Ell (Old Russian) to Ligne (Old French)

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Old Russian
Old French

This page features online conversion from ell to ligne. These units belong to different measurement systems. The first one is from Old Russian. The second one is from Old French.

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

ell to mile
ell to verst
ell to mezhevaya verst
ell to kosaya sazhen
ell to sazhen
ell to makhovaya sazhen
ell to arshin
ell to ell
ell to foot
ell to pyad
ell to vershok
ell to inch
ell to line
Units: mile  / verst  / mezhevaya verst  / kosaya sazhen  / sazhen  / makhovaya sazhen  / arshin  / ell  / foot  / pyad  / vershok  / inch  / line
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
ell to meile
ell to ruthe
ell to elle
ell to fuss
ell to zoll
ell 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.
ell to meile
ell to ruthe
ell to klafner
ell to fuss
ell to zoll
ell to linie
ell 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.
ell to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
ell to mil (mile)
ell to fjärdingsväg
ell to rev before 1855
ell to rev after 1855
ell to stång
ell to famn (fanthom)
ell to aln (forealrm)
ell to fot (foot)
ell to kvarter
ell to tvärhand (hand)
ell to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
ell to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
ell to linje (line) before 1855
ell 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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