See also: пѧдь

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Inherited from Old East Slavic пядь (pjadĭ), from Proto-Slavic *pędь.

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пядь (pjadʹf inan (genitive пя́ди, nominative plural пя́ди, genitive plural пяде́й or пя́дей)

  1. (historical) span (Old Russian unit of length corresponding to the distance between the spaced ends of the thumb and index fingers, seven inches, 17.78 cm)
  2. (archaic) small area of land
  3. (archaic) hand
  4. (archaic) sole of the foot, foot

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “пядь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress