Toscead betweox fadungum "Ynce"

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==Stǣr==
 
Be sumum frumum wearþ se ynce fyrst gemearcod folclīce swā sēo feorrnes betwēonan þǣm ȳtemestan þūman and þǣm ǣrestan gefōge þæs þūman. Ōðer fruma sægþ þæt se ynce wæs on ānre tīde gemearcod in þingum þæs [[geard]]es, gewēnunga gemearcod swā sēo feorrnes betwēonan [[Henric I EnglalandesEngla Cyning|Henrices I EnglalandesEngla Cyninges]] [[nosu|nose]] and his þūman. Þā sind twelf ynca in [[Fōt (unit of length)|fēt]], and þrīe fēt in [[geard]]e.
 
Þæt word for "ynce" is gelīc oþþe þæt ilce word swā "þūma" in sumum sprǣcum. [[Frencisc sprǣc|Frencisce]]: ''pouce'' ynce, ''pouce'' Þūma; [[Italisc sprǣc|Italisc]]: ''pollice'' ynce, ''pollice'' Þūma; [[Spēonisc sprǣc|Spēonisce]]: ''pulgada'' ynce, ''pulgar'' Þūma; [[Portugisc sprǣc|Portugisce]]: ''polegada'' ynce, ''polegar'' Þūma; [[Swēonisc sprǣc|Swēonisc]]: ''tum'' ynce, ''tumme'' Þūma; [[Niðerlendisc sprǣc|Niðerlendisce]]: ''duim'' ynce, ''duim'' Þūma.
In the [[19th century]], [[Sweden]] devised a way into the metric world. First, in 1855–1863 the existing "working inch" was changed into a "decimal inch" which was 1/10<sup>th</sup> foot or approximately 0.03 metres. Proponents argued that a decimal system simplifies calculations, but having two different inch measures turned out to be so complicated that in 1878–1889 it was agreed to introduce the metric units.
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