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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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