cun [Chinese. ]

In China, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length, = 10 fen = 3 ¹⁄₃ centimeters. link to a table showing relationships between units of length in the Chinese shi zhi system It was in use with other values before the Qin Dynasty. In concept the cun is the width of the thumb, thus belongs to that class of body units.

United Nations, 1966.

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