In Iceland, ? – 19th centuries, a unit of capacity corresponding to the Danish øltønde, = 136 pottar = 4¼ cubic fet, about 131.4 liters (34.71 U.S. gallons). Used for ale, flour, meat, oil, fish oil, tallow, soap, butter, etc. But note that the smjörtunna, for butter, is a unit of mass = 224 pund = 14 lýsipund.
Handbók fyrir Hvern Mann. Third edition, expanded.
Vasakver handa alÞýðu. Fourth edition.
Akreyri: Bókaverzlun Frb. Steinssonar, 1894.
Copyright © 2000-2011 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 26 February 2011.