# paso

## 1

In Spain, the paso geometrico, a unit of length, = 1²⁄₃ vara = 5 pie, about 1.39 meters (about 1.52 yards).

Doursther (1840), page 379.

Although Doursther describes this unit as the paso geometrico, the magnitude he gives is taken from the pie of Burgos, not the pie geometrico. Nelkenbrecher (20th ed., 1890, under Madrid, page 594) says “Der Passo (Schritt) hat 5 und der Estadel 4 Varas = 12 Pies.” Clearly he must mean the paso is 5 pies long, not 5 varas; no Schritt is 4 meters long.

## 2

In Mexico, before the 19th century, the paso de Salomon, a unit of length, = ¹⁄₃₀₀₀ legua = ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ milla = 5 tercias = 1²⁄₃ varas, about 1.396 67 meters.

Galván Riviera, 1844. Excerpt in Spanish with English translation.

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Antiguamente se usó una medida que se llamaba paso de Salomon, y constaba de cinco tercias de la vara comun de medir, como ya hemos dicho poco ha; de manera que la legua legal, esto es, la legua de 5000 varas tenia 3000 de estos pasos, que tambien se le daban á cada lado de un sitio de ganado mayor.

Formerly a measure called the paso de Salomon was used. It consisted of five tercias of the common vara, of which we have already said a little; so that the legal legua, that is, the legua of 5000 varas, contained 3000 of these pasos, and that was also each side of a sitio de ganado mayor.

Mariano Galván Riviera.
Ordenanzas de Tierras y Aguas, ó sea: Formulario Geométrico-Judicial ... 2nd Ed., corrected and enlarged.
Mexico [City]: Leandro J. Valdes, 1844.
Page 71.

## 3

In Bolivia, ? – 20th century, in the town of Sacaca in the department of Potosi, a unit of length, = 1 meter.

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

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