Iceland
units of capacity

                     

fat

                 

uxahöfuð

4

                 

tunna†

2

8

               

anker

3

6*

24

             

kvartil

1 1/3

4

8

32

         

hálfanker

2

6

12

48

         

kútur

5

15

30

120

       

kanna

4

10

15

20

60

120

480

     

pottur

2

8

20

30

40*

120

240

960

 

flaska

1 1/3

2 2/3

10 2/3

26 2/3

40

53 1/3

160

320

1280

merkur

2

4

16

40

60

80

240

480

1920

pelar

2

3

4

8

32

80

120

180

540

1280

5120

241.5
mL

483
mL

724.6
mL

966
mL

1.932
L

7.729
L

19.332
L

28.984
L

37.68
L

113.0
L

226
L

904.3
L

*“1 anker er venjulega talið 40 pottar, en er eiginlega 39 pottar.¹” (1 anker is usually considered 40 pottar, but is almost 39 pottar.) The uxahöfuð is 6 ankers of the 39 pottar variety.

† Note that a number of commodity-specific tunna were not 120 pottar, for example, the síldartunna.

Conversion to liters based on 1 cubic meter ≈ 1035.0684 pottar.

1. Anonymous.
Vasakver handa alÞýðu. Fourth edition.
Akreyri: Bókaverzlun Frb. Steinssonar, 1894.

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