omer

omer

[oh-mer; Sephardic Hebrew aw-mer; Ashkenazic Hebrew oh-mer]
noun
1.
a hebrew unit of dry measure, the tenth part of an ephah.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) Judaism. the period of 49 days extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth.

Origin:
< Hebrew ʿōmer

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omer (ˈəʊmə)
 
n
an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah
 
[C17: from Hebrew `ōmer a measure]

Omer (ˈəʊmə)
 
n
Judaism a period of seven weeks extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth, and observed as a period of semimourning
 
[named because sacrifices of an omer of grain were made]

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omer
Heb. measure of capacity (a little over 5 pints).
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Omer definition


a handful, one-tenth of an ephah=half a gallon dry measure (Ex. 16:22, 32, 33, 36)="tenth deal."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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