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"span" [the distance from the extended thumb to the tip of the middle finger, cha chen (comp of mtho po; high, exalted, uplifted, superior, higher, upper [IW]

height; high/ to exceed; lofty, steep; lofty/ steppes; above; "span", the distance from the extended thumb to the tip of the middle finger, a synonym for cha chen. adj. comp. of mtho po span from thumb to middle finger when extended, high, exalted, uplifted, superior, higher, up per [RY]

altar of piled-up stones, span from tip of thumb to tip of extended middle finger, SA mtho ba, span, high [JV]

1) distance from the end of the thumb to gung mo'i rtse * 12 finger "span"; 2) exalted, uplifted, superior, high[er], upper) [IW]

1) high, tall; 2) especially high/ fine [comp mtho po]; 3) span from thumb to middle finger extended [IW]