Old Dutch units of length or distance
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The lengths of these units varied from place to place. Cardarelli^{[1]} gives an equivalence of 0.2830594 m for the voet in Amsterdam and that value is used in the table below.
Name of unit  Translation  Value in terms of smaller units  Value in terms of the meter  Value in terms of United States customary measure 

lĳne  line  0.0019656903  0.0773894 in.  
duim  “thumb,” inch  12 lijnen  0.0235882833  0.9286726 in. 
voet  foot  12 duimen  0.2830594  11.1440709 in. = 0.9286726 ft 
elle  ell  2½ voeten  0.7076485  2.3216814 ft = 0.7738938 yd 
roede  rod  5^{1}/_{5} ellen  3.6797722  4.0242478 yd = 0.0022865 mi 
Note that Cardarelli writes "lyne" rather than "lĳne" but the latter seems to be the correct spelling. He also writes "voeten" (which is, apparently, actually the plural form)^{[2]} rather than "voet" (and similarly, "duime" rather than "duim", and "roeden" rather than "roede") and that there were 12 duime in the Amsterdam voet, while the Wikipedia article^{[2]} states that there were 11. The following table shows, according to Wikipedia, the relationships among the units in various localities:
Place  Duimen (inches)/voet (foot)  Voeten (feet)/roede (rod) 

Amsterdam  11  13 
Bloois  12  
Friesland  12  
Gelderland  14  
Putten  14  
Rijnland  12  12 
Schouw  12  
'sHertogenbosch  20 
ReferencesEdit
 ↑ Cardarelli, François (1998). Scientific Unit Conversion. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: SpringerVerlag. ISBN 3540760229.
 ↑ ^{2.0} ^{2.1} Wikipedia article on "Dutch units of measurement"