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The stremma (, plural στρέμματα) is a Greek unit of land area, equal to 1,000 square metres, also called the 'royal' stremma. The name comes from a root meaning 'to turn', presumably referring to the amount of land that can be plowed/turned in a day.

The "old", "Turkish", or "Ottoman" stremma was approximately 1,270 m² (Λεξικό, 1998): it was the Greek name of the Ottoman dönüm, which was in turn based on the Byzantine stremma (see below). But Lapavitsas uses the value of 1,600 m² for the region of Naoussa in the early 20th century.Costas Lapavitsas, "Social and Economic Underpinning of Industrial Development: Evidence from Ottoman Macedonia", Ηλεκτρονικό Δελτίο Οικονομικής Ιστορίας

The medieval or Morean stremma was different, somewhere between 900 and 1,900 m², depending on the period and perhaps even the type of land.Siriol Davis, "Pylos Regional Archaeological Project, Part VI: administration and settlement in Venetian Navarino", Hesperia, Winter, 2004

The Byzantine stremma was defined as the area of a square whose sides have a length of 100 Greek feet or 40 Greek paces....
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