Definition for PLETH'RON, or PLETH'RUM

PLETH'RON, or PLETH'RUM, n. [Gr. πλεθρον.]

A square measure used in Greece, but the contents are not certainly known. Some authors suppose it to correspond with the Roman juger, or 240 feet; others alledge it to be double the Egyptian aura, which was the square of a hundred cubits.

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