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Headword: *spiqamh/
Adler number: sigma,942
Translated headword: span
Vetting Status: high
Of life the smallest part.
Greek Original:
*spiqamh/: tou= bi/ou to\ e)la/xiston.
Diogenianus 8.17 (where the punctuation, not before but after tou= bi/ou. makes better sense).
The headword (for which see also sigma 941) is not in Greek the unquantified length that it is in English but the extent of a spread hand, between thumb and little finger, i.e. about nine inches; cf. alpha 518, gamma 367, delta 1434, kappa 369, kappa 1434, pi 63.
Keywords: daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2002@04:16:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 29 December 2004@19:06:55.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 31 December 2004@10:19:53.
David Whitehead (tweaking; another keyword) on 19 August 2011@06:40:15.


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