hesta [Malay]

In Malaysia, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length, = 18 inches (approximately 45.72 centimeters).

United Nations, 1966.


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

Wilkinson, 1901, page 686.

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