Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board.
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
One window work though thy might; One cubit of length and breadth make it, Upon the side a door shall fit For to come in and out.
I saw likewise other fish about a cubit in length, that had heads like owls.
The Greeks adopted a foot, equal to two-thirds of the ordinary Egyptian cubit, as their standard of length.
Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature?
There is also a "long" cubit that is longer than a regular cubit by a handbreadth.
The other kind of sheep has the tail broad, even as much as a cubit in breadth.
From the elbow to the forefinger is usually called a cubit, but it is seldom strictly so, a cubit being 18in.
What a pity it is, May, that one can't add a cubit to his stature.
ancient unit of measure based on the forearm from elbow to fingertip, usually from 18 to 22 inches, early 14c., from Latin cubitum "the elbow," from PIE *keu(b)- "to bend." Such a measure, known by a word meaning "forearm" or the like, was known to many peoples (e.g. Greek pekhys, Hebrew ammah, English ell).
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 elbow to the tip of the longest finger, or only from the elbow to the root of the hand at the wrist. The probability is that the longer was the original cubit. The common computation as to the length of the cubit makes it 20.24 inches for the ordinary cubit, and 21.888 inches for the sacred one. This is the same as the Egyptian measurements. A rod or staff the measure of a cubit is called in Judg. 3:16 _gomed_, which literally means a "cut," something "cut off." The LXX. and Vulgate render it "span."