The dirham, dirhem or dirhm (Arabic: درهم) is a silver unit of currency historically and currently used by several Arab and Arab influenced states. The term has also been used as a related unit of mas
Şinik was an Ottoman unit of volume. The origin of the term Şinik is obscure. It may be a corrupt word from Uigur Turkish şing (which was loaned from Chinese) or Kypchack Turkish şunik. During the 14t
An arş (Ottoman Turkish آرش) is an old Turkish unit of length. The word means 'forearm' and thus the measure corresponds to a cubit.
The kile (Ottoman Turkish: كيله) was an Ottoman unit of volume similar to a bushel, like other dry measures also often defined as a specific weight of a particular commodity. Its value varied widely b
An arşın (Ottoman Turkish: آرشين or آرشون) is an old Turkish unit of length, about 27 inches (690 mm) long. The word means 'arm' and thus the measure corresponds to a yard.
Endaze is a defunct measurement unit of length used in the Ottoman Empire. Endaze means pace. But it is shorter than the pace. It was equal to 65.25 cm. It was usually used in the silk trade. Its sub
The batman (Turkish pronunciation: [batˈman]) was a unit of mass used in the Ottoman Empire and among Turkic peoples of the Russian Empire. It has also been recorded as a unit of area in Uyghur-speaki
Mithqāl (Arabic: مثقال) is a unit of mass equal to 4.25 grams (0.137 ozt) which is mostly used for measuring precious metals, such as gold, and other commodities, like saffron. The name was also appli
Fersah was an Ottoman unit of distance. It was based on the distance covered by a horse in normal gait per hour. Its modern definition (parasang) is 5.685 km (3.532 mi). There were other definitions.
Merhale was an Ottoman unit of length. 8 fersahs were equal to 1 merhale. Fersah was based on the distance covered by a horse in normal gait per hour. Exact definition was 5685 meters. So 1 merhale ca
Kadem (also ayak آیاق) is a defunct measurement unit used in the Ottoman Empire. Kadem means "foot" and during the last years of the Ottoman Empire 1 kadem was set to be 30.48 cm (1.000 ft) in accorda
The oka, okka, or oke (Ottoman Turkish: اوقه) was an Ottoman measure of mass, equal to 400 dirhems (Ottoman drams). Its value varied, but it was standardized in the late empire as 1.2829 kilograms. 'O