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ardeb

[ahr-deb] /ˈɑr dɛb/
noun
1.
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
Egyptian Demotic
late Akkadian
1860-1865
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/
noun
1.
a unit of dry measure used in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. In Egypt it is approximately equal to 0.195 cubic metres
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic ardabb, from Greek artabē a Persian measure
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