pygme [Greek, πυγμή]

In classical times, a unit of distance, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles (the world literally means “fist”), = 20 daktyloi. link to a chart showing relationships between ancient Greek units of length.

Size of the pygme
Attic 33.3 cm
Olympic 36.0 cm
Pergamene 37.1 cm
Aeginetan 37.5 cm

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