Etzba

Etzba

An ancient Hebrew unit of length approximately equivalent to two or two and a half centimeters.
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the Moroccan kifi known to readers of Paul Bowles if not from personal experience), shakhtah (drag, from the Arabic), kreez (withdrawal symptoms, from the French crise), and Hebrew terms like etzba (finger) and esev (weed).
It was later translated into Hebrew as Etzba Elohim, "The Finger of God," and published in Konigsberg in 1857.