cemiztetl [Nahuatl]

In Mexico, at least as early as the 16th century – ?, a measure of length, the distance between the tip of the thumb and the tip of the outstretched index finger, about 15 to 17 centimeters. Also called a cemiztitl. Literally, “a fingernail”.

According to Molina (1571, Leipzig 1880 ed, page 118), “xeme medida” (jeme).

Castillo.

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