Chetvert


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Chetvert

1. A Russian unit of dry volume approximately equivalent to 210 liters.

2. A Russian unit of liquid volume approximately equivalent to 1.5 liters.

3. A Russian unit of length equivalent to seven inches. An equivalent term was piad.

All versions of the term were rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.
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(39) Every male soul delivered 0.28 chetverts of oats, 2.75 poods of hay, and 4.55 sheaves of straw (the total value of the fodder equaled 37 kopecks).
The price of a chetvert' of rye (3.5 poods, approximately 31.5 lbs) fluctuated at the end of the 16th century from 18 to 40 den 'gi (9-20 kopecks) and averaged 15 kopecks.
According to his data, the price for a quarter (chetvert') of rye in European Russia grew by 4.4 times from 1707 to 1725, while oat prices rose by 2.9 times.
Kapustina, "Zapisnye knigi Moskovskoi krepostnoi kontory kak istoricheskii istochnik: Pervaia chetvert' XVIII v.," Problemy istochnikovedeniia, no.
Shebaldina, Shvedskie voennoplennye v Sibiri: Pervaia chetvert' XVIII veka (Moscow: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, 2005).
Pypin of the alchemical tract "O filosofskikh chelovechkakh, kto oni sut' v samorn dele i kak ikh rozhdat'?" in his Russkoe masonstvo (XVIII ipervaia chetvert") (IX v.
(49) In other cases, the husband promised a yearly maintenance to his ex-wife: "to feed her, Ekaterina, he, Pontelei, will give her grain of all kinds until his death: two chetverts [about 210 liters] of rye; a half-chetvert of wheat, hemp, and buckwheat each; and a quarter-chetvert of peas." (50)