cemacolli [Nahuatl]

In Mexico, a unit of length among the Aztec, about 0.8 meter.

Brinton: “cemacolli, from the tip of the shoulder to the end of the hand (ce, one, maçoa, to extend the arm).”

Daniel G. Brinton.
The Lineal Measures of the Semi-Civilized Nations of Mexico and Central America.
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 18, no. 118 pages 194- 197 (March 1885).

Page 202.


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