πῆχυς

See also: πήχυς

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *pā́kʰus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵʰus. Cognates include Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu, arm), Old Persian 𐎲𐎠𐏀𐎢 (b-a-z-u /bāzu/) (Persian بازو(bâzu)), and Old English bōg (English bough).

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NounEdit

πῆχῠς (pêkhusm (genitive πήχεως); third declension

  1. forearm, from the wrist to the elbow
  2. the centrepiece, which joined the two horns of an ancient bow
  3. (in the plural) the horns or sides of the lyre
  4. (in the balance) the beam
    • Theological Principles of Arithmetic 39
  5. (as a measure of length) cubit, the distance from the point of the elbow to that of the little finger
    1. a cubit-rule, foot-rule
  6. (in the plural) the cubits, small children one cubit in height represented in pictures as playing round the Nile

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