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Hin
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Egyptian hollow measure for fluids and dry materials of 1/10 ḥqt (hekat) in the Old Kingdom or 1/40 jpt (oipe) in the New Kingdom, corresponding to c. 0.48 l [3. 1201], with minimal differences upwards [1. 1644] and downwards [2. 1152]. The hin is the only remaining unit from the Demotic period, corroborated by extant measuring vessels. Its relations to the  artabe and  choinix are contentious [3. 1210]. Measuring vessels based on the hin have also been handed down from the New Kingdom: mḥt = 1 hin, pg = 1/4 hin, mnḏqt = 50 hin, which seem, however, not to have h…

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Schulzki, Heinz-Joachim (Mannheim), “Hin”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e513820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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