Amah

June 19, 2006

[pl. "amot"] a unit of length, equal to six “tefachim,” or approximately 48 centimeters, or 19.2 inches. An example of its use in Jewish Law is in connection with the “Sukkah,” where the maximum height is 20 “amot,” approximately 960 cm., corresponding to about 384 inches or 32 feet.