cubit

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubitum ‎(elbow, cubit).

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Noun[edit]

cubit ‎(plural cubits)

  1. A unit of linear measure, no longer in use, based on the length of the forearm. The exact length of the cubit has varied over time and by region between 38 and 59 cm.
  2. (anatomy) The ulna.

See also[edit]

  • ell - originally equal to cubit, but later standardized at 45 inches (114.3 cm) in England.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *-bit, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *-bit, from Proto-Austronesian *-bit.

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cubit ‎(Jawi spelling چوبيت, used in the form mencubit)

  1. to pinch (to squeeze a small amount of skin)