faðmur, fathmur [Icelandic]


In Iceland, a unit of length corresponding to the Danish favn, about 1.88 meters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

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.

Einar Gunnarsson.
Handbók fyrir Hvern Mann. Third edition, expanded.
Reykjavik: 1906.
Page 20.

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