From an Old English word meaning "to embrace" as the measure (of water depth) came to mean a man's handspan, then two yards (six feet) when standardised.
The Latin word for fathom is to open
'Fathom' has no Latin root. It is a Germanic word.
the water here is 7 fathom deep.
Fathom is an Old English word that means "length of the outstretched arm" which is a measure of about six feet. As a verb fathom means to embrace, surround, envelop. As a verb fathom also has the meaning to take soundings or measure the depth of water. The figurative sense of "get to the bottom of, understand" is from around 1620s. So unfathomable - adjective means you can't get to the bottom of something or understand something
She was at a loss when she looked into his eyes, how could she fathom his motives for wanting to kill her?
Fathom is a noun. It is a unit of measure equal to 6 feet used in sailing.Fathom is also a verb meaning to understand.
A fathom is a nautical term representing six feet. Thus, two fathoms is twelve feet.
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It means he could not understand or comprehend the reasons. The verb "fathom" (to penetrate to the meaning or nature) derives from the process of measuring water depth, the unit "fathom" being equal to 6 feet.
"I do not fathom what you are talking about." "The water is one fathom deep."
Danny couldn't fathom why his brother believed drinking tomato paste and pickle juice would increase his vitality.
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We needed to fathom the water
One fathom = six feet.
the fathom was invented in 2008! yeahh!