orguia: a fathom (the length of the outstretched arms)Original Word: ὀργυιά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (org-wee-ah')
Short Definition: a fathom, about five or six feet
Definition: a fathom, about five or six feet.
3712 orgyiá ("from oregō, 'to stretch out,' " J. Thayer) – properly, outstretched – originally the distance between the tips of the left and right hands when outstretched; a fathom, the unit of measure (roughly) five to six feet long.Word Origin
a fathom (the length of the outstretched arms)
STRONGS NT 3712: ὀργυιά
ὀργυιά, ὀργυιάς, ἡ (ὀρέγω to stretch out), the distance across the breast front the tip of one middle finger to the tip of the other when the arms are outstretched; five or six feet, a fathom: Acts 27:28. (Homer, Herodotus, Xenophon, others.)<1>
From oregomai; a stretch of the arms, i.e. A fathom -- fathom.
see GREEK oregomai οργυιας οργυιάς ὀργυιὰς orguias orgyiàs