Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.

Fathom

(Old A.S. faethm, "bosom," or the outstretched arms), a span of six feet (Acts 27:28). Gr.orguia (from orego, "I stretch"), the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out.


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