An Akkadian unit of length, 3rd – 1st millenia bce, = 6 ammatu, about 3 meters. . The word also means “rod” and probably refers to a device used in surveying. It corresponds to the Sumerian gi.
In Babylon in the 1st millenium bce, = 7 ammatu, about 3.5 meters.
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