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An ancient unit of linear measure, originally equal to the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow, or about 17 to 22 inches (43 to 56 centimeters).
[Middle English cubite, from Latin cubitum, cubit, elbow.]
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(Units) an ancient measure of length based on the length of the forearm
[C14: from Latin cubitum elbow, cubit]
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an ancient linear unit based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, usu. from 17 to 21 inches (43 to 53 cm).
[1325–75; Middle English, Old English < Latin cubitum elbow, cubit; perhaps akin to cubāre to lie down]
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A unit of length approximately equal to 18 in. Originally based on the distance from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow.
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cubit[ˈkjuːbət] N → codo m
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n → Elle f
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