Explanation needed for the word 'angula'

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen tlk at MATH.KU.DK
Sat Oct 9 13:51:23 UTC 1999

Dear list-members,

Can anyone tell me whether the word 'angula', which is used for a
measure of length in the Brahmanas and Sutras (and possibly also
many other places), literally means 'finger'?  I am curious as to
whether this unit was intended as being the breadth of a finger.

Any help would be appreciated.

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

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