What archaic measure's name means
"elbow" in Latin?
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The word cubit comes from the Latin cubitum, elbow. It denotes an ancient measure equal to
the length of a forearm from elbow to fingertip (18 to 22 inches). Measures
known by body-part words, such as forearm, are
found in many languages (e.g. Greek pekhys,
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