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palmus , i, m. 1. palma,
I.the palm of the hand.
II. Transf., as a measure of length, a span, or twelve digits, Varr. R. R. 3, 7: “amomum frutex myrtuosus, palmi altitudine,Plin. 12, 13, 28, § 48: minor, a smaller measure, a palm, or four digits, acc. to Vitr. 3, 1, 5.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 2.3
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 3.1.5
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 12.48
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