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Fathom

Fathom [N] [S]

(Old A.S. faethm, "bosom," or the outstretched arms), a span of six feet ( Acts 27:28 ). Gr. orguia (from orego, "I stretch"), the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Fathom". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .