ardeb

ardeb

[ahr-deb]
noun
a unit of capacity used for dry measure in Egypt and neighboring countries, officially equivalent in Egypt to 5.62 U.S. bushels, but varying greatly in different localities.

Origin:
1860–65; < dialectal Arabic ardabbAramaic 'rdb, perhaps < Old Persian; compare Egyptian Demotic 'rtb, late Akkadian ardabu, Elamite irtiba, Syriac 'arṭba, Greek artábē, Arabic 'irdabbAramaic

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ardeb (ˈɑːdɛb)
 
n
a unit of dry measure used in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. In Egypt it is approximately equal to 0.195 cubic metres
 
[C19: from Arabic ardabb, from Greek artabē a Persian measure]

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