pygon [Greek, πυγών]

In ancient Greece, a unit of length, in concept the distance from the elbow to the first joint of the fingers (the word also means “elbow”), = 20 dactyloi. link to a chart showing relationships between ancient Greek units of length. Its magnitude varied with variation in the size of the pous.

Size of the pygon
Attic 37.0 cm
Olympic 40.0 cm
Pergamene 41.3 cm
Aeginetan 41.6 cm

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