Medieval Glossary

Finger

A finger is an English measurement of length equal to four and one-half (4.5) inches. The finger is one eighth (1/8) of a yard, and it corresponds to the length of a bent middle finger.

Related term(s): Inch; Yard; Span; Nail
Category: Weights and Measures
Added: 10.04.04
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. (p. 58)

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