Traditionally, the fathom represents the distance extending from one fingertip of one hand to the corresponding fingertip of the other hand when both arms are outstretched. While it is a common unit in many civilations, half that unit, the yard, is also common for measuring distances of that order of magnitude. This page gives a listing of fathom-size units on this wiki.
|Estado (Old Castilian)|
|Toise (French pre-revolutionary)|
|Orguia (Attic Greek)|
|Fathom (British/American nautical measure)|