the space measured by the arms outstretched; a fathom, Acts 27:28 (2x)*
Greek-English Concordance for ὀργυιά
So they took soundings and found twenty fathoms (orguias | ὀργυιάς | acc pl fem); and after a short distance they took soundings again and found fifteen fathoms (orguias | ὀργυιάς | acc pl fem).
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