faðmur, fathmur [Icelandic]

1

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.

2

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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