Poronkusema
The Finnish obsolete units of measurement consist mostly of a variety of units traditionally used in Finland that are similar to those that were traditionally used in other countries and are still used in the United Kingdom (imperial units) and the United States (United States customary units).
Very few of these units are sometimes still used in everyday speech and even when buying and measuring things as shorthand for similar amounts in the metric system. For example, kappa (sometimes called isokappa) is still used at markets to measure exactly 5 liters of potatoes. When ordering firewood, some customers (and even dealers) use syli to refer to a cubic meter, but some old people use the term to refer to various much larger amounts of firewood.
The Finnish obsolete units of measurement were derived from natural actions or objects such body parts, later standardised for the purpose of commerce. Some Swedish and, later, Russian, units were also used.
The measurements were first standardized by law in 1665 and were revised in 1735. Before this, measurements often varied between towns. The king's bailiff in the town of Porvoo, for example, used two sets of measures: a big one for collecting tax in kind from the populace and a smaller set to remit the assets to the king, keeping the difference for himself. However, nowadays the proverb mitata Porvoon mitalla (to measure in Porvoo units) has a positive meaning of measuring in excess or generously.
Certain units were standardized to the metric system in 1861, and Finland fully converted to the metric system in 1880.

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poronkusema - Wiktionary
Poronkusema. Definition from Wiktionary, the free ... Declension of Poronkusema (type koira). singular, plural. nominative, Poronkusema, Poronkusemat. genitive ...
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'poronkusema' measure - Wiki Answers
Specifically, the Poronkusema is a traditional Finnish unit of measurement. It tracks the distance between rest stops for reindeer. The variation depends upon ...
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Poronkusema – Wikipedia
Poronkusema on vanha porolla liikuttaessa käytetty pituuden mittayksikkö. Poronkusema on se matka, jonka ajoporoa voi ajaa (poron) virtsaamistaukojen välillä ...
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WEIRD FACTS ABOUT PORONKUSEMA | The weird facts database ...
In Finland, there is a traditional unit of distance called the Poronkusema which varies from 4.5-10 miles (7.5-16km) and is the defined as the distance a Reindeer ...
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Poronkusema (Finnish) | Better Than English
Jul 14, 2010 ... Poronkusema (Finnish). A very old Finnish unit of measurement. It is used to describe the distance a reindeer can travel before having to stop ...
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Lost In Translation - Poronkusema (Finnish)
Oct 9, 2011 ... Poronkusema (Finnish) - A very old Finnish unit of measurement. It is used to describe the distance a reindeer can travel before having to stop ...
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Poronkusema - Pohjois-Suomen suurin opiskelijatapahtuma ...
Poronkusema, Pohjois-Suomen suurin opiskelijatapahtuma järjestetään maaliskuussa 8.-10.3.2013 Rovaniemellä. 22- vuotiaan Poronkuseman teemana on ...
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Definition | poronkusema
Poronkusema:-. [Noun]. 1. A traditional “measure” of travel. 2. The distance a reindeer can travel without stopping to urinate.
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Poronkusema translation in Finnish-English dictionary.
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In Finland, there is a traditional unit of distance called the Poronkusema ... False teeth, according to a survey by Düsseldorf University Hospital, are the third most ...
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Poronkusema is a fun student happening & party arranged by the students of the University of Lapland in ROVANIEMI on 9th-11th of March. It's a kind of ...
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Mar 12, 2002 ... Poronkusema is the name of a hedonistic gathering of students held in the Arctic in March each year. Organised by students of the University of ...
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Poronkusema 2013 ... Poronkusema 2013 - A BLAST FROM THE PAST! ... bunches of university students from all over Finland to party in Rovaniemi!
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8. helmikuu 2011 ... Poronkusema, the biggest student event in Northern Finland, takes place again in Rovaniemi on 4th-6th March 2011. It's meant for all university ...
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Poronkusema on vanha lappalaisten käyttämä pituusmitta. ... sivu 39; Cambridge University Press 2008; ISBN: 9780521708203; ↑ Taylor, Barry N. & Thompson ...
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Warum Mathematik glücklich macht: 151 verblüffende Geschichten
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Christian Hesse, 2012
Die Deutschen haben den Steinwurf als Längenmaß, die Lappländer messen Längen nach Poronkusema (wörtlich ... Ein Poronkusema ist die Entfernung, die ein Rentier einen Schlitten ziehen kann zwischen zwei Stopps zum Urinieren.
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Engelen van sneeuw
James Thompson, 2012
'Ongeveer een Poronkusema hiervandaan.' 'Hoe. ver. is. dat?' 'Een Poronkusema is een Lapse afstandsmaat die “rendierpis” betekent. Een rendier kan ... Een Poronkusema is ongeveer vijftien kilometer oftewel een halfuur rijden op een slee.
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Finland
Jennifer Brewer, Markus Lehtipuu, 1999
... poroerotus - reindeer roundup, held annually in designated places around Lapland poronhoitoalue - reindeer herding area Poronkusema - Lappish (slightly vulgar) unit of distance: how far a reindeer walks before relieving itself Praasniekka ...
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Minun Lappi: PORONKUSEMA
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Opiskelijaelämää Lapin yliopistossa / Student life at the University of Lapland: Auringon merkitys ja poronkusema
Tämä blogikirjoitus koskee kevättä ja aurinkoa ja muita kevään riemuja! Oletteko huomanneet asian nimeltä väsymys, joka iskee aina loka/marraskuun aikana ja poistuu kehostamme maaliskuun aikana? Ai olette? No hyvä, niin minäkin. Jotkut nimittävät sitä kaamosväsymykseksi, jotkut syysmasennukseksi.
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Poronkusema. One. (Flash Fiction) - WritersBeat.com
Poronkusema. One. (Flash Fiction) Fiction
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Poronkusema (Finnish) | Better Than English
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Three. | poronkusema
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poronkusema | Le mot du jour
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Poronkusema! (A Finnish independence party) « andy’s imagine
We’ll be having a cozy Finland-themed party on saturday 5. 12, the day before Finnish independence day.
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espooca: Poronkusema
Porolta pääsi pisu, ku jänskätti ihmiset (huomaa lätäkkö maassa, aww!)"Poronkusema on vanha lappalaisten käyttämä pituusmitta. Poronkusema on se matka, jonka ajoporoa voi ajaa virtsaamistaukojen välillä.
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Poronkusema | Deliporo
Poronkusema on useimmille tuttu sana, mutta kaikki eivät tunne sen oikeaa sisältöä. Helsingin Sanomissa 20.11.2010 kulttuurikolumnisti Kuiskaaja kirjoitti
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C'est chic chick: Poronkusema 2011 & Cat Women
Tässäpä vuorossa otoksia Poronkusema -viikonlopulta. Kulkuhan oli tosiaan se, että perjantaina oli yksi varaslähtörasti.
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