makoh [Kaqchikel]

In Guatemala, among Kaqchikel-speaking Maya, a unit of length defined by a rope passed around a man's body. The man stands erect, feet together, on one end of a rope. The free end of the rope is passed up to one hand, over the top of the head, through the other hand, and down to the feet, to touch the other end of the rope. The length of the rope, feet to feet, is a makoh.

Daniel G. Brinton.
The Lineal Measures of the Semi-Civilized Nations of Mexico and Central America.
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 18, no. 118 pages 194- 197 (March 1885).

Page 201.

Thomás de Coto.
René Acunã, editor.
Thesaurus verboru[m]: vocabulario de la lengua cakchiquel u [el] guatemalteca...
Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1983.


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