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pint

Pinte (F)

Anglo-American hollow measure for liquids with different volumes. Because the pint in England comprises 0.568 liters and in the United States 0.473 liters. Both correspond to an eighth of the gallon of the country concerned. The English pint is too Imperial pint called. But pint or pint was and still is a measure with different volumes in many other countries. In old systems of measurement, a pint corresponded to two schoppen (Today a pint is 0.5 l). In English pubs, beer is still served in mostly half pints, which is slightly less than that in Austria usual Seidel (Seitel) with 0.33 liters.

In France there was one under King Louis XV. (1710-1774) introduced bottle size for Wine. beer and Cidre called "Pinte de Paris" with a volume of about 0.95 liters. In contrast, the “Pinte de Châlus” (municipality in the department of Haute-Vienne) contained 2.38 liters. In the French restaurant industry, the unit of measurement "half" (half a liter) is used as a pint, as well as in Australia referred to as "(Metric) Pint" since the changeover to the metric system. In Germany "Pinte" is often used colloquially traditionally as a synonym for "pub" (tavern). See also under bottles. capacity measures and wine vessels,

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