noun, plural pas·sus, pas·sus·es.
Origin of passus
Examples from the Web for passus
One of the "passus" is just twice the average length, and 30 lines longer than the one which comes next to it in size.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
The expression used, however, for fathoms is passus, presumably the Roman measure equal to 58.1 inches.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
This only extends to eleven passus, or less than half of the whole poem, as subsequently written.
Gressus is a product of going, but passus, of standing also, if the feet are at the same distance from each other as in walking.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein