bimpel [Danish]

In Denmark, a unit of liquid capacity for wine = ½ anker. Before 1683, about 19.0 liters; between 1683 and 1698, about 18.75 liters; after 1698, about 18.9 liters.

The Ordbog over det danske Sprog (Copenhagen, 1920, volume 2, column 670) says only “lille tønde ell trœdunk af ubestemt størrelse,” that is, “small cask or wooden bottle of indefinite size”. Friss and Glamann found it as a measure for tar in 1773, where “it seems to be equal to ½ anker”.

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