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