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Encyclopedia > Weights and measures

Weights and measures is a term used by legal authorities in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom for a function related to units of measurement in trade. Disparate systems of units of measurement used to be very common. ...


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JewishEncyclopedia.com - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. (5727 words)
The latter measures 525-528 millimeters, and the former 450 millimeters, estimating a handbreadth as 75 millimeters.
The weights and measures of Talmudic literature are a combination of those of the ancient Hebrew system with foreign elements; and it was especially Greek and Roman metrology which became current among the Jews in the post-Biblical period.
Inasmuch as the ell which measured six handbreadths was equal to the length of the forearm, and the length of the latter is to the arm as 6 is to 10, it follows that the "ammat sheḥi" measured ten handbreadths, or 93.36443 cm.
The Weights and Measures of Ancient Egypt (1102 words)
At first, weights were traditionally made in units known as debens, a standard weight of 93.3 grams, though some weights from the Old and Middle Kingdom appear to have been in unites of around 12 to 14 grams and sometimes 27 grams.
After the 12th Dynasty, a smaller unit known as a kite (qedet) with a weight of 9 to 10 grams was used and the deben itself was increased to ten kite.
Scribes measuring the grain capacities are recorded in the tomb of Menna.
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