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yoke

Very old, already used by the Romans measure according to arable land, which could be plowed in a day with a yoke (team) steers. The term is from the Latin Jugerum (Iugerum) derived what a quarter hectare (2,500 m²) corresponded. Other names are Juchart, Juck, Jück, or Tagewerk. As standard measure was until the end of the 19th century the fathom used; 1,600 square fathoms resulted in a yoke. In Austria it is still used today, here a yoke corresponds to 5,755 m² (0.57 hectares); a dash is a half yoke with 2,744 m² and a Metzen is a third yoke with 1,918 m². Other sizes are in Hannover with 0.655, in Oldenburg with 0.45 to 0.56, in Switzerland with 0.36 and in Hungary with 0.43 hectares. Of importance and size are the old surface measures field and tomorrow, as well as the Anglo-American acre quite similar. See also below space measurements. capacity measures and units,

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