חבית

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic חָבִיתָא(ḥāḇīṯā, jug, amphora), as are also Arabic خَابِيَة(ḵābiya) and Ge'ez ኅበይ, ሕበይ (ḫəbäy, ḥəbäy), ultimately from Akkadian 𒂁𒉺𒅁𒌉 (ḫābû, ḫāpû, jug, amphora) of obscure origin.

Noun[edit]

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חָבִית (ḥāḇī́ṯf (plural indefinite חָבִיּוֹת‎, singular construct חָבִית־, plural construct חָבִיּוֹת־‎)

  1. A barrel, a cask.
  2. A barrel (unit of measure).

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