rode [Danish]

1

In Denmark, a unit of length used in measuring land, by the ordinance of 10 January 1698 = 5 alen. Previously, the rode had been 6 sjællandske alen, about 3.795 meters. From 1698 to 1835 the rode was about 3.1407 meters. After 1835, when the alen was shortened in order to harmonize Danish and Prussian measures, about 3.1385 meters. (= 10 Prussian Fuss, about 3.43 yards) link to a table showing relationships between Danish units of length

Doursther (1840) says 3.138535 meters; later sources say 3.762 meters.

Rasmussen, page 74-75. Doursther, page 387. Nelkenbrecher errs in saying the rode is 10 Faden each of 6 Prussian Fuss.

2

In Denmark, a unit of volume for soil, 8 by 8 by 1 sjællandske alen, but earlier 6 by 6 by 6 sjællandske alen. Compare skakt.

N. E. Nørlund. Rasmussen (attributes to Arent Berntsen), page 75.

3

In Norway, two units:

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