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 weight conversion page.
oitava to tonne
oitava to kilogram (kg)
oitava to gram (g)
Units: tonne  / kilogram (kg)  / gram (g)
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Avoirdupois (U.S.)

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 weight conversion page.
oitava to short ton (US)
oitava to pound (lb)
oitava to ounce (oz)
Units: short ton (US)  / pound (lb)  / ounce (oz)
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Ancient Greek (Attic/Eubolic standard)

Many ancient weights were associated with currency designating the corresponding amount of silver. The same was true for Greek units of weight. There were two dominant weight standard, one originated in Euboea (second largest Greek island after Crete), the other was from Aegina. Archeologists have found though the real weights used in different cities varied greatly.
oitava to talent (τάλαντον)
oitava to mina (μνᾶ)
oitava to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
oitava to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
oitava to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
oitava to stater (στατήρ, weight)
oitava to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
oitava to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
oitava to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
oitava to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
oitava to obol (ὀβολός)
oitava to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
oitava to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
oitava to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
oitava to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
oitava to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Greek (Aeginetic standard)

During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.
oitava to talent (τάλαντον)
oitava to mina (μνᾶ)
oitava to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
oitava to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
oitava to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
oitava to stater (στατήρ, weight)
oitava to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
oitava to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
oitava to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
oitava to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
oitava to obol (ὀβολός)
oitava to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
oitava to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
oitava to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
oitava to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
oitava to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Roman

The base Roman unit of weight was libra (Roman pound) that contained 12 uncias. Modern estimates of the libra ranges from 322 to 329 grams with 328.9 grams an accepted figure. The base unit for coins was as that used to be 12 uncias initially and then gradually reduced to only half an uncia. Another silver coin was called denarius equal to 10 asses (from Latin dēnī - containing ten), it was later recalibrated to contain 16 asses or four sestertii. A literal meaning of each unit is given in parentheses.
oitava to libra (Roman pound, balance)
oitava to deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)
oitava to dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)
oitava to dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)
oitava to bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)
oitava to septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)
oitava to semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)
oitava to quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)
oitava to triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)
oitava to quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)
oitava to teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)
oitava to sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)
oitava to sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)
oitava to uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)
oitava to semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)
oitava to duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])
oitava to sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)
oitava to sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)
oitava to drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)
oitava to semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)
oitava to scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)
oitava to obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')
oitava to siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
Units: libra (Roman pound, balance)  / deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)  / dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)  / dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)  / bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)  / septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)  / semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)  / quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)  / triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)  / quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)  / teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)  / sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)  / sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)  / uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)  / semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)  / duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])  / sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)  / sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)  / drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)  / semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)  / scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)  / obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')  / siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
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Biblical

Israelites initially followed Babylonian system of units, but the units were later altered. There were royal and common versions of units and each of these forms had heavy and light versions. Gradually the system reformed again under the Egyptian influence. For example a shekel (silver coin) could weigh anything between 8 and 16 grams in various places and periods of history. That's why it is impossible get an exact conversion from biblical units to contemporary ones.
oitava to talent
oitava to mina
oitava to shekel
oitava to pim
oitava to beka
oitava to gerah
Units: talent  / mina  / shekel  / pim  / beka  / gerah
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Baha'i Faith Units

The Bahá'í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. It was establised in Persia in 1863.
oitava to mithqal
oitava to nakhud
Units: mithqal  / nakhud
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Old Spanish

oitava to tonelada
oitava to fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)
oitava to fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)
oitava to fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)
oitava to quintal
oitava to arroba
oitava to libra
oitava to marco
oitava to cuarterón
oitava to onza
oitava to ochava
oitava to adarme
oitava to grano
Units: tonelada  / fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)  / fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)  / fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)  / quintal  / arroba  / libra  / marco  / cuarterón  / onza  / ochava  / adarme  / grano
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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.
oitava to tonelada
oitava to quintal
oitava to arroba
oitava to arrátel (libra)
oitava to quarta
oitava to onça
oitava to escrópulo
oitava to grão
Units: tonelada  / quintal  / arroba  / arrátel (libra)  / quarta  / onça  /  / escrópulo  / grão
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Old Russian

oitava to berkovets
oitava to pood
oitava to pound
oitava to lot
oitava to zolotnik
oitava to dolya
Units: berkovets  / pood  / pound  / lot  / zolotnik  / dolya
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
oitava to quintal
oitava to livre
Units: quintal  / livre
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
oitava to schiffspfund
oitava to doppelzentner
oitava to zentner
oitava to stain
oitava to pfund
oitava to mark
oitava to unze
oitava to loth
oitava to quentchen
oitava to quint
oitava to pfennig
oitava to gran
Units: schiffspfund  / doppelzentner  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / mark  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / quint  / pfennig  / gran
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
oitava to karch
oitava to saum
oitava to zentner
oitava to stain
oitava to pfund
oitava to mark
oitava to vierding
oitava to unze
oitava to loth
oitava to quentchen
oitava to denzt
Units: karch  / saum  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / mark  / vierding  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / denzt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. The oldest units like mark were used since Viking era. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
oitava to skeppspund
oitava to lispund
oitava to bismerpund
oitava to skålpund
oitava to mark
oitava to ort
Units: skeppspund  / lispund  / bismerpund  / skålpund  / mark  / ort

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