Chopin (unit)

The chopin was a Scottish measurement of volume, usually for fluids, that was in use from at least 1661, though possibly 15th century, until the mid 19th century.[1] The measurement was derived from the French measure chopine an old and widespread unit of liquid capacity, first recorded in the 13th century. A chopin is equivalent to 0.848 litres.

  • 1 chopin is 8 gills
  • 1 chopin is 2 mutchkins
  • 2 chopins is the equivalent of 1 (Scots) pint (or joug)
  • 16 chopins is the equivalent of 1 (Scots) gallon


  1. ^ *Alexander Huntar, burges of Edinburgh (1624). A treatise, of vveights, mets and measures of Scotland. With their quantities, and true foundation, and sundrie profitable observations, arising vpon everie one of them. Together with the art of metting, measuring & computing all sort of land with diverse tables. ISBN 90-221-0671-3. .

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