An Akkadian unit of length, 3rd – 1st millenia bce, = 12 ammatu, about 6 meters. . It corresponds to the Sumerian nindan.
According to Segre¹, “NINDA meant also a measure of time,” 1/60th of 1/360th of a day, about 4 seconds.
1. Andre Segrè.
Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian Measure.
Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 64, No. 1 (April–June 1944)
Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.
Copyright © 2008 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 17 August 2008.