omer

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew עמר (’ōmer, sheaf).

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omer (plural omers)

  1. A dry measure of ancient Israel, one tenth of an ephah.
    • 1611, Bible, Authorized (King James) Version, Exodus XVI:
      And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      that Omer which was every mans daily portion of Manna, is computed to have bin more then might have well suffic'd the heartiest feeder thrice as many meals.

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