In Denmark, a unit of dry capacity, 2.17 liters (1.97 U.S. dry quarts).
In Germany, 14th – 17th centuries, a unit of mass used for butter, about 3.332 kilograms, which is the mass of butter that will occupy a Stübchen of 3.554 liters. The name comes from “eighth part;” it is an eighth of a Stein.
In Austria, a unit of dry capacity, about 7.69 liters (about 6.98 U.S. liquid quarts). It is an eighth of a Metze.
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