nindānu

An Akkadian unit of length, 3rd – 1st millenia bce, = 12 ammatu, about 6 meters.  chart symbol .  It corresponds to the Sumerian nindan.

According to Segre1, “NINDA meant also a measure of time,” 1/60th of 1/360th of a day, about 4 seconds.

1. Andre Segrè.
Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian Measure.
Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 64, No. 1 (April–June 1944)

Page 74.

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