[NTG-context] OT world history: other measuring systems?

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 26 00:20:00 CET 2022


On 1/25/2022 8:41 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
> Am 25.01.22 um 18:45 schrieb Hans Hagen via ntg-context:
>> On 1/25/2022 6:27 PM, Aditya Mahajan via ntg-context wrote:
>>
>>> Some of the units, particularly for measurement of land area, are 
>>> still in use as they are effectively codified in the land records. 
>>> Wikipedia has some summary of the ancient and medieval systems in India.
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_units_of_measurement
>>
>> the same in nl ... for instance farmers still use old measures (e.g. 
>> when selling or buying land), also because for instance lots are 
>> defined that way
> 
> I don’t think that farmers (in Germany) still use them, but “Morgen” 
> (morning) and “Tagwerk” (a day’s work) were usual measures for areas, 
> depending on the region and the type of work (farming, viniculture, 
> fresco painting...)
a 'bunder' land is one still used and a 'mud' potatoes

(taking a 'sip' of water now ... and i bet that this is not the same 
wverywhere)


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