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

kvarter to cubit
kvarter to span
kvarter to handbreadth
kvarter 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.
kvarter to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
kvarter to legua marina (nautical)
kvarter to legua
kvarter to milla marina (nautical)
kvarter to milla
kvarter to cuerda of Valencia
kvarter to cuerda
kvarter to estadal
kvarter to braza
kvarter to paso
kvarter to vara
kvarter to codo de ribera
kvarter to codo
kvarter to pie
kvarter to palmo
kvarter to coto
kvarter to pulgada
kvarter to linea
kvarter 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.
kvarter to braça
kvarter to toesa
kvarter to passo geométrico
kvarter to vara
kvarter to côvado
kvarter to pé
kvarter to palmo de craveira
kvarter to polegada
kvarter to linha
kvarter 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
kvarter to lieue commune
kvarter to lieue marine
kvarter to lieue de post
kvarter to lieue metrique
kvarter to arpent
kvarter to perche
kvarter to toise
kvarter to pied [foot]
kvarter to pouce [inch]
kvarter 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

kvarter to mile
kvarter to verst
kvarter to mezhevaya verst
kvarter to kosaya sazhen
kvarter to sazhen
kvarter to makhovaya sazhen
kvarter to arshin
kvarter to ell
kvarter to foot
kvarter to pyad
kvarter to vershok
kvarter to inch
kvarter 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.
kvarter to meile
kvarter to ruthe
kvarter to elle
kvarter to fuss
kvarter to zoll
kvarter 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.
kvarter to meile
kvarter to ruthe
kvarter to klafner
kvarter to fuss
kvarter to zoll
kvarter to linie
kvarter 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.
kvarter to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
kvarter to mil (mile)
kvarter to fjärdingsväg
kvarter to rev before 1855
kvarter to rev after 1855
kvarter to stång
kvarter to famn (fanthom)
kvarter to aln (forealrm)
kvarter to fot (foot)
kvarter to tvärhand (hand)
kvarter to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
kvarter to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
kvarter to linje (line) before 1855
kvarter 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)  /  / 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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