hoet

In Flanders and the Netherlands, 14th – 19th centuries, a unit of dry capacity used for grain. Also spelled hoed and hoedt.

Locale Equivalents Liters
Amsterdam = 38 maaten 2333.71
Delft for grain, = 10 2/3 sacs = 32 achtendeels 1072.32
Dordrecht = 8 sacs or vaten = 32 achtendeels 971.82
Gorcum = 8 mudde = 32 schepels or achtendeels 1352.04
Gouda = 10 2/3 sacs = 32 schepels 1110.63
Rotterdam and
Schiedam
= 10 2/3 sacs = 32 achtendeels 1072.31
Bruges for grain 166.61

Sources

1

Utto uno di grano alla misura di Bruggia fae in Firenze staia 6 e quattro settimi.

One hoet of grain by the measure of Bruges makes in Florence 6 4/7 staia.

Pegolotti, 1340, as quoted in Edler, page 308.

2

L'uti uno di grano di Bruggia torna in Firenze staia septe e duo venticinquesimi.

The hoet of grain in Bruges makes in Florence to 7 2/25 staia.

Chiarini, 1481, as quoted in Edler, page 308.

Assuming a Florentine staia of 24.4 liters, Pegolotti's 1340 description would make the hoet 160.3 liters, and Chiarini's of 1481, 172.75 liters, both values near that Doursther gives for Bruges. The other 19th century values obviously show some other origin.

3

Le Charbon de Terre se vend à Amsterdam avec une mesure que l'on nomme: Hoedt ou chapeau: on le compte pour 38 mesures.

Coal is sold in Amsterdam by a measure which they call hoedt, or hat: it is reckoned at 38 matten.

Samuel Ricard.
Traité Générale du Commerce… 5th ed.
Amsterdam: Depens de la Compagnie, 1732.
Page 72.

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