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Ranga (plural: rangar)

Type: Calendars & Measurements

Description:A Númenórean unit of distance slightly longer than a yard, about 38 inches (96.5 cm). Two rangar, the equivalent of 6’4 (1.9 m), was often referred to as ‘man-high.’ Elendil the Tall was apparently more than ‘man-high’ by half a ranga, putting him well over seven feet! (2.28 m)
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch I, The Diaster of the Gladden Fields, Appendix “Númenórean Linear Measures”

Contributors: Information courtesy of granamyr 7.06.03

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