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

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