Middle English Dictionary Entry

fadme n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A measure of length, equivalent to six feet or thereabouts; fadme lengthe; (b) a depth of six feet in taking nautical soundings.
?The length of a cubit or ell (used loosely).

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1450 Mandev.(4) (CovCRO Acc.325/1)2098 : Thabies men callith thoo reedes stronge, Of thirty fethemes thai ben longe.
  • Note: New spelling

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1450 Nicod.(3) (Eg 2658)7/15 : Þulke borde was iiii square, & euery syde a veþum longe or litil more.
  • Note: New form.