simmer

1

In Denmark, a unit of count for hides, = 40. Compare timmer, zimmer and timber.

2

See also: Simra, Simri, Sömmer.

In central and southern German-speaking Europe, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, various units of dry capacity used for grain, greatly varying locally.

Locale Commodity Equivalents Liters
Amorbach grain   20.42
oats   21.49
Bamberg grain Also called a Simra.
 = 4 Metzen = 40 Gaissel
77.71
oats or barley Also called a Simra. 96.24
Rhenish Bavaria = ½ Biernsel [? Viernsel?] = 4 Viernling 12.50
Bietigheim (we're not sure which this link goes to a new page or this link goes to a new page grains   20.45
oats   26.07
Braubach   = ⅛ Malter 27.06
oats   33.30
Buchen grain Also called a Simra. 19.79
oats Also called a Simra. 21.34
Darmstadt = ¼ Malter = 4 Kümpfe
= 16 Gescheid = 64 Mäßchen
32.00
the old Simmer 28.08
Dertingen   21.76
Eisfeld grains   94.74
oats   108.86
Eltmann grains   76.06
oats   94.18
Frankfurt-am-Main opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system 28.68225
Freudenburg   20.65
Sankt Goar = ⅛ Malter = 3 Dreiling 23.42
Hanau   = ¼ Malter = 2 Metzen
= 4 Sechter = 16 Gescheid
23.42*
Hardheim grain   19.07
oats   20.26
Heidelberg = ½ Viersel = 2 Kümpfe
= 4 Immel
13.93
Heilbronn grain = ⅛ Malter 20.06
oats   25.07
Krautheim grain   22.20
oats   22.53
Mannheim = ½ Viernsel = 2 Kümpfe
= 4 Immel
13.89
Mainz Also called a Viernsel.
 = ¼ Malter = 4 Kümpfe
= 16 Gescheid = 64 Masschen
= 256 Schoot
27.35
Miltenberg   19.54
Nassau Also called a Viernsel.
 = ¼ Malter = 4 Kümpfe
= 16 Gescheid = 64 Masschen
27.35
Neubrunn     21.62
oats   27.02
Neustadt-an-der-Hardt     94.10
oats   115.69
Nuremberg wheat, rye,
peas, lentils, millet
= 2 Malter = 16 Metzen
= 64 Diethäuftlein = 256 Mass
318.14
oats, barley, spelt = 4 Malter = 32 Metzen
= 128 Diethäuftlein = 512 Mass
588.35
millet in husk   516.97
Remlingen   20.84
Rheinfels = ⅛ Malter = 3 Dreiling 23.42
Umstadt   30.32
Wertheim     19.79
oats   27.81
Wiesbaden Also called a Viernsel.
 = ¼ Malter = 4 Kümpfe
= 16 Geschied = 64 Masschen
27.35
Wimpfen   16.67

Sources: Krüger (1830), pages 316-317; Doursther (1840) pages 499-500.

* re Hanau. Jansen says 30.53 hectoliters. In his entry for the Simmer, all the values for the Simmer have been mistakenly labelled “hl”, when they should be liters. So take it as intending 30.53 liters.

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