Pygme

Pygme

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 346.8 millimeters.
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pygme or pyx (a fist fight, boxing) was included into the Games--it was permited everything except for the hits to the genitalia and holding of the rival.
The word pygme, in Greek, means the length between a person's elbow and knuck-les, a measurement applied descriptively to this group of unusually small people.
fr Gr, pygme, the length of the arm from elbow to knuckles) The name used by Homer and other classical writers for a supposed race of dwarfs.