faðmur, fathmur [Icelandic]


In Iceland, a unit of length corresponding to the Danish favn, about 1.88 meters. chart symbol

Like the English fathom, in original conception it is the distance between the fingertips of outstretched arms.


Faðmur af brenni er 1/3 faðm³.

A faðmur of sulfur is 1/3 of a cubic faðmur.

Einar Gunnarsson.
Handbók fyrir Hvern Mann. Third edition, expanded.
Reykjavik: 1906.
Page 20.


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