gerahs

gerah

[gee-ruh]
noun
an ancient hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 (0.05) of a shekel.

Origin:
1525–35; < Hebrew gērāh < Akkadian girū

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gerah (ˈɡɪərə)
 
n
1.  an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
2.  an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel
 
[C16: from Hebrew gērāh bean]

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Gerah definition


a bean, probably of the carob tree, the smallest weight, and also the smallest piece of money, among the Hebrews, equal to the twentieth part of a shekel (Ex. 30:13; Lev. 27:25; Num. 3:47). This word came into use in the same way as our word "grain," from a grain of wheat.

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