Now watch this;
1 Kabel = 1 Gbol ( from hungarian Gobol) = 4 Korce.
1 Korec is an old area measuring unit standing for the size of land, where 1Korec of grain could be sown.
In 18th century in upper Vah area 1 Korec of field was 400 sqare Siaha, in Eastern Slovakia, it was 300 square Siaha.
Korec was actually a measure for loose stuff like grain, not for liquids. It was about 75 liters. Not the same everywhere.
----- Original Message -----
From: Helen Fedor
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:55 PM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: colonus/farmer
When did the land unit "kabel" come into use and to what extent was it used? How big was it? My parents talked of leaving behind so many "kably" of land when they emigrated (my aunt stayed behind--long story) and then losing it when the land was collectivized by the communists.
>>> votrubam@... 11/20/06 11:32 PM >>>
> one Jutro was about 4500 square meters.
Thank you, Vladimir. In case you know more about it, I'd be grateful
if you could also help clarify some of the following. This site
(scroll to the bottom, please):
... posts a jpg of an old Czech conversion table that looks like it
might be from the time when they were switching to the metric system
(I know, that was a looong time ago). It says that a jutro (jitro in
Czech) was 55 square meters. Of course, the Habsburg lands outside
the Kingdom of Hungary had different jutros, but could they have been
so different? Or could the authors of the old table have been
confused themselves and messed up (if their _ha_ and _a_ mean
"hectares" and "ares," their parities between them and the square
meters certainly look suspicious)?
Another Slovak site (looking nowhere as authentic as the one above)
says that a "jutro" was about 2500 square meters during the Roman
times, which may be due to time and terminology -- the Latin term was
_ingerum_, but this Slovak site only mentions _jutro_.
Yet another source says that a _jutro_ used to be between 2160 and
8440 square meters in the Middle Ages and close to 5000 sq. meters
towards the end of the Kingdom. Other sources say that a "royal
jutro" was 2801 sq. meters, a "Hungarian jutro" 4316 sq. meters, while
a "Lower Austrian jutro" was about 5700 sq. meters.
Moreover, I periodically come across references that appear to make a
difference between just a _jutro_ and a _katastralne jutro_.
Thank you if you can help sort out some of it.
votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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