hasta [Dutch] [Malay]

In the Dutch East Indies, a unit of length = ¼th of a depa = 2 kilan, about 42.5 centimeters.

Encyclopaedie van Nederlansch-Indië. 2nd edition.
S. de Graaff and D. G. Stibbe, editors.
's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1918.

Volume 2. Page 687.


hasta or hěsta. [Skr. hasta.] A Malay cubit; the length of the forearm from elbow to finger-tip.

Wilkinson, 1902, page 686.

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