What is another word for cubits?

Pronunciation: [kjˈuːbɪts] (IPA)

Cubits are an ancient unit of measurement that were commonly used in ancient civilizations like Egypt, Mesopotamia and Israel. They were typically used to measure things like distances, heights and lengths. Cubits were typically based on the length of a person's forearm from the elbow to the tip of their middle finger. There are many synonyms for the word "cubits" including, spans, arms, and ell. These synonyms were often used interchangeably and depended on the specific context in which they were being used. Today, the use of cubits is mostly limited to historical or religious contexts, with most modern societies using more standardized units of measure.

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What are the hypernyms for Cubits?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    units of measurement, ancient egyptian units of measurement, ancient mesopotamian units of measurement, Ancient units of measurement, Non-SI units of measurement.

Usage examples for Cubits

Each board stood ten cubits high, and was fitted by tenons into two silver sockets, which probably formed a continuous base.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
In the temple of Heracles there were two fountains and "two pillars of brass, eight cubits in height, on which is recorded the cost of the building of this temple."
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
19 Moses the Meek was thirty cubits high xv.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Cubits

  • We have made many glass vessels... with tubes two cubits long. These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger, and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury.
    Evangelista Torricelli

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