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cubit

Saltos de línea: cubit
Pronunciación: /ˈkjuːbɪt
 
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Definición de cubit en inglés:

sustantivo

An ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm.
Example sentences
  • Tamil Brahman women wear a sari that is eighteen cubits long.
  • The basic measuring instrument was the cubit rod, the cubit being the length of the pharaoh's arm from his elbow to the tip of his fingers.
  • The room must be at least 4 cubits by 4 cubits.

Origen

Middle English: from Latin cubitum 'elbow, forearm, cubit'.

Words that rhyme with cubit

two-bit

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