For more reading on the Baufuus and Fuus measurements, please see the Autumn 1969 issue of Pennsylvania Folklife.
der Acker, pl. die Acker: Deitsch measurement unit of area equivalent to approximately 0.617 US acre. Also called Mariye.
der Baufuus, pl. die Baufiess: See Fuus.
die Beint (pdc): A Deitsch liquid measurement unit currently equal to 1 pint.
es Blech (pdc): A Deitsch liquid measurement unit currently equal to 1 cup. Also the term used for a measuring cup in compound words (e.g., Beintblech = pint measuring cup).
die Ell (pdc); plural die Elle. A Deitsch distance measurement equivalent to two Baufiess, or 26 US inches.
der Fuus (pdc); plural die Fiess: A Deitsch distance measurement equal to 13 US inches.
der Gill (pdc); plural die Gill: A Deitsch liquid measurement equal to 1/2 US cup.
die Hitzmessung (pdc); plural die Hitzmessunge: Temperature.
der Lachter (pdc); plural die Lachter: A unit of measurement (usually for depth) equivalent to approximately 6.3 US feet.
Langsami Zeit (pdc): A Deitsch time measurement equivalent to standard time.
die Linie (pdc): A Deitsch distance measurement unit considered to be 1/12 of a Zoll (inch).
Loth (de) - der Lood (pdc): A German dry weight measurement unit that varied from locality to locality from 225 to 270 grains troy. Considered to be approximately 16 grams in Deitsch measurement.
der Mariye (pdc): Also called Acker. Deitsch unit to measure area, equivalent to roughly 0.617 US acre.
der Messraam (pdc): A Deitsch term for the measurement of distance and space.
es Pund (pdc): A Deitsch weight measurement unit considered to be the equivalent of 1 pound.
Quint (en): One fifth of a US gallon.
die Rut (pdc): A Deitsch distance measurement unit equal to 12 Fiess (feet, but each Fuus is 13 US inches... so 1 Rut = 13 US feet).
Schnelli Zeit (pdc): A Deitsch time measurement equivalent to daylight savings time
der Schpann (pdc) plural die Schpann: Unit of distance (usually for measuring depth) equivalent to 1/8 of a Lachter or 9.5 US inches.
die Schtunn, plural die Schtunne (pdc): Deitsch unit of time equivalent to one hour.
die Unz (pdc); also Uunz: A Deitsch weight measurement considered to be the equivalent of 1 ounce.
es Yaard (pdc): A Deitsch distance measurement unit equivalent to 39 US inches.
der Zoll (pdc): A Deitsch distance measurement unit considered to be the equivalent of one and one-twelfth of a US inch. Twelve Zoll is equal to one Fuus, which equals 13 US inches.
Last updated on December 4, 2015