Cubit arm


Cubit arm
Her. An arm severed at the elbow. -
Cf. Cubit

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • cubit arm — noun heraldry : a hand and arm couped at the elbow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cubit — Measure of length based on the length of a man s forearm. Cf. Cubit arm; Yard2 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cubit (disambiguation) — Cubit may refer to: cubit the name of a unit of length in antiquity, of varied dimension depending on culture and era. CUBIT (multi touch) a multi touch interface the Ulna, a bone in the arm Cubit Accounting In quantum computing, the Qubit is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cubit — Cu bit (k[=u] b[i^]t), n. [L. cubitum, cubitus; elbow, ell, cubit, fr. (because the elbow serves for leaning upon) cubare to lie down, recline; cf. Gr. ky biton elbow, ky ptein to bend, stoop, kyfo s bent, stooping, humpbacked. Cf. {Incumbent},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cubit — [kyo͞o′bit] n. [ME & OE < L cubitum, the elbow, cubit: for IE base see CUBE1] an ancient unit of linear measure, about 18 22 inches (45.4 55.5 cm); orig., the length of the arm from the end of the middle finger to the elbow …   English World dictionary

  • Cubit —    Heb. ammah; i.e., mother of the arm, the fore arm, is a word derived from the Latin cubitus, the lower arm. It is difficult to determine the exact length of this measure, from the uncertainty whether it included the entire length from the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Cubit (Einheit) — Der Cubit, auch Arm oder Haut, war ein Längenmaß. Das Maß hatte noch andere Bezeichnungen, wie Cobido, Condu, Covid und Coudĕe. In Bengalen und in der Präsidentschaft Madras glichen sich die Maße 1 Cubit = 18 Zoll (engl.) = ½ Yard = 202,671… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cubit — /kyooh bit/, n. an ancient linear unit based on the length of the forearm, from elbow to the tip of the middle finger, usually from 17 to 21 in. (43 to 53 cm). [1325 75; ME, OE < L cubitum elbow, cubit; perh. akin to cubare to lie down] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • cubit — cu|bit [ˈkju:bıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: cubitum elbow, cubit ] an ancient unit for measuring length, equal to the length of your arm between your wrist and your elbow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cubit — noun (C) biblical an ancient measure of length equal to the length of your arm between your wrist and your elbow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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