Pote. 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.
pote to cubic meter (m³)
pote to cubic centimeter (cc)
pote to cubic millimeter (mm³)
pote to liter (l)
pote 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.
pote to barrel (liquid)
pote to barrel (dry)
pote to bushel (bu)
pote to gallon (liquid) (gal)
pote to gallon (dry) (gal)
pote to pint (liquid) (pt)
pote to pint (dry) (pt)
pote 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.
pote to medimnos (μέδιμνος)
pote to hekteus (ἑκτεύς, a sixth of a medimnos)
pote to hēmiekton (ἡμίεκτον)
pote to choinix (χοῖνιξ)
pote to xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)
pote to kotylē or hēmina (κοτύλη, ἡμίνα)
pote to oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)
pote to kyathos (κύαθος)
pote 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.
pote to metrētēs (μετρητής, amphora)
pote to keramion (κεράμιον, Roman amphora)
pote to chous (χοῦς)
pote to xestēs (ξέστης, Roman sextarius)
pote to kotylē, tryblion or hēmina (κοτύλη, τρύβλιον, ἡμίνα)
pote to tetarton, hēmikotylē (τέταρτον, ἡμικοτύλη)
pote to oxybathon (ὀξυβαθον)
pote to kyathos (κύαθος)
pote to konchē (κόγχη)
pote to mystron (μύστρον)
pote to chēmē (χήμη)
pote 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.
pote to culeus (hose)
pote to amphora quadrantal (Roman jar, bushel)
pote to urna (urn)
pote to modius castrensis (military modius)
pote to modius (peck)
pote to semimodius (half of a modius)
pote to congius (a half-pes cube)
pote to sextarius (a sixth)
pote to hemina (pint)
pote to cotyla (cup)
pote to triens (one third of a sextarius)
pote to quartarius (quart, forth part)
pote to sextans (one sixth of a sextarius)
pote to acetabulum (small cup)
pote to cyathus (shot or dose)
pote 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.
pote to kor (כור)
pote to letek (לתך)
pote to ephah (איפה)
pote to se'ah (סאה)
pote to kav (קב)
pote to log (לג)
pote to bezah (egg-size)
pote 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.
pote to bath
pote to hin
pote to log
Units: bath  / hin  / log
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Old Spanish Dry Measure

pote to cahíz
pote to fanega
pote to cuartilla (¼ of a fanega)
pote to celemín
pote to medio
pote to cuartillo (¼ of a celemín)
pote 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

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

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

pote to tonel
pote to pipa
pote to almude
pote to cântaro
pote to canada
pote to quartilho
pote to meio-quartilho (half-quartilho)
pote to quarto de quartilho (quarter of quartilho)
Units: tonel  / pipa  / almude  / cântaro  /  / 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
pote to minot
pote to litron
Units: minot  / litron
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Old Russian Dry Measure

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

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

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