desjatin

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Swedish transcription of the plural form of Russian десятина (desjatina), based on десятый (one-tenth) and десять (ten). It is called one-tenth because it was originally 1/10 of a verst squared. However, in 1753 it was regulated that one desyatina was 2400 square сажень (sazhen, fathom) or 1.0925 hectares. Since 1 verst = 1066.8 metres and 1 sazhen = 1/500 of a verst = 2.1336 metres, this makes the desyatina = 0.96 × the square of 1/10 verst.

Noun[edit]

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  1. a desyatina, an old (non-metric) Russian measure of land, 1.0925 hectares
    Genomsnittsavkastningen på en desjatin godsägarjord uppgick om den var utarrenderad till bönder, till 45 pud.
    The average yield for one desyatina farm land, if leased to farmers, was 45 pud.
    Där styckades de 12,000 desjatiner, som tillhörde svenskarna, mellan de fyra byarna.
    There the 12,000 desyatinas, which belonged to the Swedes, were divided among the four villages.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • desjatin in Carl Magnus Ekbohrn, Förklaringar över 100,000 främmande ord och namn m.m. (1936)
  • desjatin in Främmande ord i svenska språket. Folkets uppslagsbok (1927)