Strich [German]


In Switzerland, a unit of length, = ¹⁄₁₀ Linie = ¹⁄₁₀₀ Zoll, after 1835 = 0.3 millimeters (about 0.0118 inches). See line A.2. of the Konkordat of 1835. French-speakers called it a trait.


In Bohemia and Prague, before 1765, when Austrian weights and measures were adopted, a unit of dry capacity for grain, = 4 Viertel = 16 Maassel = 192 Seidel, about 95.6 liters, stricken measure (Noback says 93.6098 L, others 93.5829), link to a chart showing relationships between old Bohemian units of dry capacity In heaped measure, 107.6 liters.

Doursther, page 509.
Noback, vol. 2, page 976.


In Bohemia, a unit of land area, = 800 square Klafter, about 2877.32 square meters. It was half the size of a Lower Austrian Joch. In concept a seed measure of land, the amount of land that would be sown with a Strich of seed.


Zu einem großen oder ganzen Bauer werden etwa 74 Strich Gründe erfordert, zu einem halben oder kleinen Bauer die Hälfte. Ein Gärtner besitzt etwa den vierten Theil oder 15 bis 18 Strich Aecker und Wiesen; der Häusler den achten Theil oder höchstens 7 bis 8 Strich Gründe; gewöhnlich aber noch viel weniger.

About 74 Strich of land is necessary to a large or complete farmer, to a demi- or small one half as much. A gardener occupies about a fourth part, or 15 to 18 Strich of fields and meadows; the householder an eighth part or at most 7 to 8 Strich of land, but commonly much less.

Jos. Karl G. Hofer.
Das Rieseingebirge und seine Bewohner.
Prague: Verlag der Buchhandlung von Friedrich Ehrlich, 1841.
Page 127.


In Regensberg (the former Ratisbon, in Bavaria), a unit of dry capacity for retail trade in flour and legumes, = 4 Mässl = 32 Achtel-Mässl (1 Achtel-Mässl = 1 Köpfel, a unit of liquid capacity), about 26.6601 liters. Confusingly, the Achtel-Mässl (about 833.13 milliliters) was further subdivided into 8 Achtels.

Doursther, page 509.
Noback, vol. 2, page 999.


In Germany, legally since 1 January 1872, a unit of length = 1 millimeter.


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