jacob at fabularasa.dk jacob at fabularasa.dk
Thu Jan 14 16:02:49 UTC 2021

Dear list,

Is there any consensus on what an aṅgula corresponds to in the metric 
system? Or should we not consider it an absolute standard, but rather 
take it literally as the breadth of a finger (with all the uncertainties 
that follow)? There are a lot of suggestions floating around on the 
internet, but I would be interested in any scholarly references.


Jacob Schmidt-Madsen
Postdoctoral Researcher in Indology
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen

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