A name frequently applied to many units, ancient and modern, that are in concept based on the distance from the elbow to the tip of the outstretched middle finger.


In Burma, 20ᵗʰ century , a unit of length, = 18 inches (45.72 centimeters). Formerly (before metrication) the value of the cubit throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth.

United Nations, 1966.


An ancient Roman unit of length, about 443.55 millimeters. link to a chart showing relationships between Roman units of length.

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