Oitava. 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 volume conversion page.
oitava to cubic meter (m³)
oitava to cubic centimeter (cc)
oitava to cubic millimeter (mm³)
oitava to liter (l)
oitava to milliliter (ml)
Units: cubic meter (m³)  / cubic centimeter (cc)  / cubic millimeter (mm³)  / liter (l)  / milliliter (ml)
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U.S. Measure

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 volume conversion page.
oitava to barrel (liquid)
oitava to barrel (dry)
oitava to bushel (bu)
oitava to gallon (liquid) (gal)
oitava to gallon (dry) (gal)
oitava to pint (liquid) (pt)
oitava to pint (dry) (pt)
oitava to fluid ounce (oz)
Units: barrel (liquid)  / barrel (dry)  / bushel (bu)  / gallon (liquid) (gal)  / gallon (dry) (gal)  / pint (liquid) (pt)  / pint (dry) (pt)  / fluid ounce (oz)
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Ancient Greeek (Attic) Dry Measure

Greeks mostly used dry capacity units to measure grain. The basic capacity unit was the kyathos. As most ancient measures these units changed over time and varied across different regions of Grece.
oitava to medimnos (μέδιμνος)
oitava to hekteus (ἑκτεύς, a sixth of a medimnos)
oitava to hēmiekton (ἡμίεκτον)
oitava to choinix (χοῖνιξ)
oitava to xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)
oitava to kotylē or hēmina (κοτύλη, ἡμίνα)
oitava to oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)
oitava to kyathos (κύαθος)
oitava to kochliarion (κοχλιάριον)
Units: medimnos (μέδιμνος)  / hekteus (ἑκτεύς, a sixth of a medimnos)  / hēmiekton (ἡμίεκτον)  / choinix (χοῖνιξ)  / xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)  / kotylē or hēmina (κοτύλη, ἡμίνα)  / oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)  / kyathos (κύαθος)  / kochliarion (κοχλιάριον)
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Ancient Greek (Attic) Liquid Measure

A common unit in both liquid and dry capacity throughout historic Greece was the cotyle or cotyla whose absolute value varied from one place to another between 210 ml and 330 ml.
oitava to metrētēs (μετρητής, amphora)
oitava to keramion (κεράμιον, Roman amphora)
oitava to chous (χοῦς)
oitava to xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)
oitava to kotylē, tryblion or hēmina (κοτύλη, τρύβλιον, ἡμίνα)
oitava to tetarton, hēmikotylē (τέταρτον, ἡμικοτύλη)
oitava to oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)
oitava to kyathos (κύαθος)
oitava to konchē (κόγχη)
oitava to mystron (μύστρον)
oitava to chēmē (χήμη)
oitava to kochliarion (κοχλιάριον, spoon)
Units: metrētēs (μετρητής, amphora)  / keramion (κεράμιον, Roman amphora)  / chous (χοῦς)  / xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)  / kotylē, tryblion or hēmina (κοτύλη, τρύβλιον, ἡμίνα)  / tetarton, hēmikotylē (τέταρτον, ἡμικοτύλη)  / oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)  / kyathos (κύαθος)  / konchē (κόγχη)  / mystron (μύστρον)  / chēmē (χήμη)  / kochliarion (κοχλιάριον, spoon)
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Ancient Roman Measure (Liquid and Dry)

Roman jar (amphora quadrantal) was the main unit to measure both liquids and dry substances in Roman empire. It was defined to be equal to one cubic pes (Roman foot). The weight of water to fill the amphora was roughly equal to one Greek talent, an ancient unit of weight.
oitava to culeus (hose)
oitava to amphora quadrantal (Roman jar, bushel)
oitava to urna (urn)
oitava to modius castrensis (military modius)
oitava to modius (peck)
oitava to semimodius (half of a modius)
oitava to congius (a half-pes cube)
oitava to sextarius (a sixth)
oitava to hemina (pint)
oitava to cotyla (cup)
oitava to triens (one third of a sextarius)
oitava to quartarius (quart, forth part)
oitava to sextans (one sixth of a sextarius)
oitava to acetabulum (small cup)
oitava to cyathus (shot or dose)
oitava to ligula (spoonful)
Units: culeus (hose)  / amphora quadrantal (Roman jar, bushel)  / urna (urn)  / modius castrensis (military modius)  / modius (peck)  / semimodius (half of a modius)  / congius (a half-pes cube)  / sextarius (a sixth)  / hemina (pint)  / cotyla (cup)  / triens (one third of a sextarius)  / quartarius (quart, forth part)  / sextans (one sixth of a sextarius)  / acetabulum (small cup)  / cyathus (shot or dose)  / ligula (spoonful)
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Biblical and Talmudic Dry Measure (Old Testament)

Israelite capacity measure tightly corresponded to Babylonian system. The basic unit was log (לג) that was similar to Babylonian mina.
oitava to kor (כור)
oitava to letek (לתך)
oitava to ephah (איפה)
oitava to se'ah (סאה)
oitava to kav (קב)
oitava to log (לג)
oitava to bezah (egg-size)
oitava to kezayit (olive-size, כְּזַיִת)
Units: kor (כור)  / letek (לתך)  / ephah (איפה)  / se'ah (סאה)  / kav (קב)  / log (לג)  / bezah (egg-size)  / kezayit (olive-size, כְּזַיִת)
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Biblical and Talmudic Liquid Measure (Old Testament)

Exact conversion for Biblical units is rarely certain. There were more units mentioned in Talmud, many of them from foreign origin, e.g. Persia or Greece. Unfortunately the capacity of those units is currently unknown.
oitava to bath
oitava to hin
oitava to log
Units: bath  / hin  / log
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Old Spanish Dry Measure

oitava to cahíz
oitava to fanega
oitava to cuartilla (¼ of a fanega)
oitava to celemín
oitava to medio
oitava to cuartillo (¼ of a celemín)
oitava to ochavo
Units: cahíz  / fanega  / cuartilla (¼ of a fanega)  / celemín  / medio  / cuartillo (¼ of a celemín)  / ochavo
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Old Spanish Liquid Measure

oitava to moyo
oitava to cántara
oitava to arroba
oitava to azumbre
oitava to botella
oitava to cuartillo
oitava to copa
oitava to panilla (for olive oil)
oitava to cortadillo
Units: moyo  / cántara  / arroba  / azumbre  / botella  / cuartillo  / copa  / panilla (for olive oil)  / cortadillo
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Old Portuguese Dry Measure

oitava to moio
oitava to fanga
oitava to alqueire
oitava to quarta
oitava to maquia
oitava to selamim
oitava to meio-selamim (half-selamim)
oitava to quarto de selamim (quarter of selamim)
Units: moio  / fanga  / alqueire  / quarta  /  / maquia  / selamim  / meio-selamim (half-selamim)  / quarto de selamim (quarter of selamim)
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Old Portuguese Liquid Measure

oitava to tonel
oitava to pipa
oitava to almude
oitava to cântaro
oitava to pote
oitava to canada
oitava to quartilho
oitava to meio-quartilho (half-quartilho)
oitava to quarto de quartilho (quarter of quartilho)
Units: tonel  / pipa  / almude  / cântaro  / pote  / canada  / quartilho  / meio-quartilho (half-quartilho)  / quarto de quartilho (quarter of quartilho)
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
oitava to minot
oitava to litron
Units: minot  / litron
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Old Russian Dry Measure

oitava to cetverik (mera)
oitava to vedro
oitava to garnetz
Units: cetverik (mera)  / vedro  / garnetz
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Old Russian Liquid Measure

oitava to vedro
oitava to shtoff
oitava to chetvert (quart)
oitava to vine bottle
oitava to vodka bottle
oitava to charka
oitava to shkalik
Units: vedro  / shtoff  / chetvert (quart)  / vine bottle  / vodka bottle  / charka  / shkalik

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