In Iceland, a unit of length corresponding to the Danish favn, about 1.88 meters.
Like the English fathom, in original conception it is the distance between the fingertips of outstretched arms.
In Iceland, a unit of capacity for sulfur, about 2.2 cubic meters.
Faðmur af brenni er 1/3 faðm³.
A faðmur of sulfur is 1/3 of a cubic faðmur.
Handbók fyrir Hvern Mann. Third edition, expanded.
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