## Cubit Sentence Examples

- Its dimensions are given as 300
long, 50**cubits**broad and 30**cubits**high (**cubits****cubit**=18-22 in.). - But Buteo and Kircher have proved geometrically that, taking the
**cubit**of a foot and a half, the ark was abundantly sufficient for all the animals supposed to be lodged in it. - Among the antiquities preserved in the museum are the epitaph of Boabdil, the last king of Granada, who died at Tlemcen in 1494, and the standard
**cubit**measure - in marble - used in the Kissaria, bearing date A.H. - Buildings will generally yield up their builder's foot or
**cubit**when examined (Inductive Metrology, p. 9). - In Egypt the
**cubit**lengthened 1/170 in some thousands of years (25, 44) The Italian mile has lengthened 1/170 since Roman times (2); the English mile lengthened about 1/300 in four centuries (31). - Relative to the uncertain connexion of length, capacity and weight in the ancient metrological systems of the East, Sir Charles Warren, R.E., has obtained by deductive analysis a new equivalent of the original
**cubit**(Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly, April, July, October 1899). - He shows that the length of the
**cubit**arose through the weights; that is to say, the original**cubit**of Egypt was based on the cubic double --**cubit**of water -- and from this the several nations branched off with their measures and weights. - For the length of the building
**cubit**Sir C. Warren has deduced a length equivalent to 20.6169 English inches, which compares with a mean Pyramid**cubit**of 20.6015 in. - Arnold-Forster, The Coming of the Kilogram, 1898), as the foot, palm, hand, digit, nail, pace, ell (ulna), &c. It seems probable, therefore, that a royal
**cubit**may have been derived from some kingly stature, and its length perpetuated in the ancient buildings of Egypt, as the Great Pyramid, &c. - The Hebrew "shekel of the sanctuary" is familiar; the standard volume of the apet was secured in the dromus of Anubis at Memphis (35); in Athens, besides the standard weight, twelve copies for public comparison were kept in the city; also standard volume measures in several places (2); at Pompeii the block with standard volumes cut in it was found in the portico of the forum (33); other such standards are known in Greek cities (Gythium, Panidum and Trajanopolis) (11, 33); at Rome the standards were kept in the Capitol, and weights also in the temple of Hercules (2); the standard
**cubit**of the Nilometer was before Constantine in the Serapaeum, but was removed by him to the church (2). - Thus foot, digit, palm,
**cubit**, stadium, mile, talent, mina, stater, drachm, obol, pound, ounce, grain, metretes, medimrius, modius, hin and many others mean nothing exact unless qualified by the name of their country or city. - Most ancient measures have been derived from one of two great systems, that of the
**cubit**of 20.63 in., or the digit of 0.729 in.; and both these systems are found in the earliest remains. - The average of several
**cubit**rods remaining is 20.65, age in general about 2500 B.C. (33). - This unit is also recorded by
**cubit**lengths scratched on a tomb at Beni Hasan (44), and by dimensions of the tomb of Ramessu IV. - From this
**cubit**, mahi, was formed the xylon of 3, the usual length of a walking staff; fathom, nent, of 4**cubits**, and the khet of 40**cubits**(18); also the schoenus of 12,000**cubits**, actually found marked on the Memphis-Faium road (44).**cubits** - 341) are of 1/2 20.89, or a span of 10.44, which is divided in 16 digits of .653, a fraction of the
**cubit**also found in Egypt. - Fixed by the Romans at 16 digits (13+1/3 = Roman foot), or its
**cubit**at 1+4/5 Roman feet, it was legally = 13.94 at 123 B.C. (42); and 7+1/2 Philetaerean stadia were = Roman mile (18). - The multiples of the 20.63
**cubit**are in late times generally reckoned in these feet of 2/3**cubit**. - On the Egyptian
a small**cubits****cubit**is marked as about 17 in., which may well be this unit, as (5/6)ths of 20.6 is 17.2; and, as these marks are placed before the 23rd digit or 17.0, they cannot refer to 6 palms, or 17.7, which is the 24th digit, though they are usually attributed to that (33). - This has been so usually confounded with the 20.63 family, owing to the juxtaposition of 28 digits with that
**cubit**in Egypt, that it should be observed how the difficulty of their incommensurability has been felt. - For instance, Lepsius (3) supposed two primitive
of 13.2 and 20.63, to account for 28 digits being only 20.4 when free from the**cubits****cubit**of 20.63--the first 24 digits being in some cases made shorter on theto agree with the true digit standard, while the remaining 4 are lengthened to fill up to 20.6.**cubits** - The pre-Greek examples of this
**cubit**in Egypt, mentioned by BÃ¶ckh (2), give 18.23 as a mean, which is 25 digits of 0.7292 digits, close to 0.729, but has no relation to the 20.63**cubit**. - This
**cubit**, or one nearly equal, was used in Judaea in the times of the kings, as the Siloam inscription names a distance of 1758 ft. - As roundly 1200
, showing a**cubits****cubit**of about 17.6 in. - This is also evidently the Olympic
**cubit**; and, in pursuance of the decimal multiple of the digit found in Egypt and Persia, the**cubit**of 25 digits was (1/4)th of the orguia of 100 digits, the series being -- - Then, taking (2/3)rds of the
**cubit**, or (1/6)th of the orguia, as a foot, the Greeks arrived at their foot of 12.14; this, though very well known in literature, is but rarely found, and then generally in the form of the**cubit**, in monumental measures. - Seeing the good reasons for this digit having been exported to the West from Egypt--from the presence of the 18.23
**cubit**in Egypt, and from the 0.729 digit being the decimal base of the Greek long measures--it is not surprising to find it in use in Italy as a digit, and multiplied by 16 as a foot. - The more so as the half of this foot, or 8 digits, is marked off as a measure on the Egyptian
**cubit**rods (33). - -The earliest sign of this
**cubit**is in a chamber at Abydos (44) about 1400 B.C.; there, below the sculptures, the plain wall is marked out by red designing lines in spaces of 25.13 ± 0.03 in., which have no relation to the size of the chamber or to the sculpture. - They must therefore have been marked by a workman using a
**cubit**of 25.13. - The corrupt text in Chronicles of 3000 baths would need a still longer
**cubit**; and, if a lesser**cubit**of 21.6 or 18 in, be taken, the result for the size of the bath would be impossibly small. - Oppert (24) concludes from inscriptions that there was in Assyria a royal
**cubit**(7/6)ths of the U**cubit**, or 25.20; and four monuments show (25) a**cubit**averaging 25.28. - For Persia Queipo (33) relies on, and develops, an Arab statement that the Arab
**cubit**was the royal Persian, thus fixing it at about 25 in.; and the Persian guerze at present is 25, the royal guerze being 1+(1/2) times this, or 371 in. - Other units are the suklum or (1/2)U=5.4, and
**cubit**of 2U=21.9, which are not named in this tablet. - This
**cubit**was also much used by the Jews (33), and is so often referred to that it has eclipsed the 25.1**cubit**in most writers. - There is also a great amount of medieval and other data showing this
**cubit**of 21.6 to have been familiar to the Jews after their captivity; but there is no evidence for its earlier date, as there is for the 25 in. **Cubit**(from the brazen sea) and for the 18 in.**Cubit**from the Siloam inscription.- A
**cubit**of 21.5 seems certainly to be indicated in prehistoric remains in Britain, and also in early Christian buildings in Ireland (25). - - In Persia some buildings at Persepolis and other places (25) are constructed on a foot of 9.6, or
**cubit**of 19.2; while the modern Persian arish is 38.27 or 2x19.13. - It may be shown by a mark (33) on the 26th digit of Sharpe's Egyptian
**cubit**= 19.2 in. - Beside the equivalence of the hon to 5 utens weight of water, the mathematical papyrus (35) gives 5 besha = (2/3)cubic
**cubit**(Revillout's interpretation of this as 1**cubit**cubed is impossible geometrically; see Rev. Eg., 1881, for data); this is very concordant, but it is very unlikely for 3 to be introduced in an Egyptian derivation, and probably therefore only a working equivalent. - The other ratio of Revillout and Hultsch, 320 hons =
**cubit**cubed, is certainly approximate. **Cubit**of 21.5 holding 320 logs puts the bath at about 2250 cub.- In.; their log-measure, holding six hen's eggs, shows it to be over rather than under this amount; but their reckoning of bath = a half
**cubit**cubed is but approximate; by 21.5 it is 1240, by 25.1 it is 1990 cubic in. - By the theory of maris 1/5 of 20.6 cubed is 1755; by maris = Assyrian talent, 1850, in place of 1850 or 1980 stated above; hence the more likely theory of weight, rather than
**cubit**, connexion is nearer to the facts. - By the theory (18) of 2 metretes = cube of the 18.67
**cubit**from the 12.45 foot, the cotyle would be about 25.4, within 0.4; but then such a**cubit**is unknown among measures, and not likely to be formed, as 12.4 is (3/5)ths of 20.6. - Spithami (1/2
**cubit**= 9.12), . - (This result is from a larger number than other students have used, and study by diagrams.) The theory (3) of the derivation of the uten from 1/1500 cubic
**cubit**of water would fix it at 1472, which is accordant; but there seems no authority either in volumes or weights for taking 1500 utens. - Another theory (3) derives the uten from 1/1000 of the cubic
**cubit**of 24 digits, or better of 6/7 of 20.63; that, however, will only fit the very lowest variety of the uten, while there is no evidence of the existence of such a**cubit**.