Omer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of omer

Noun[edit]

Omer (uncountable)

  1. (Judaism, usually with 'the') The 49-day period from the second day of Passover to Pentecost, begun and ended with an offering of a sheaf of barley and noted nightly during evening prayer.
    The counting of the Omer—the Sefiras HaOmer—is a mitzvah.
  2. (Judaism) Alternative form of omer: the sheaf of barley offered on the second day of Passover.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic given name Odomar, which consists of Proto-Germanic *audaz(treasure) and Proto-Germanic *mērijaz(famous).

Cognates of ōd include: the first part of given names like Otto, Edward, Edmund etc. See also Old English ēad. Cognates of mǣr/mār include: the second part of given names like Sigmar, Dietmar, Ingemar etc. See Old English mǣre.

Cognates of Omer include: Czech and German Otmar.

Proper noun[edit]

Omer

  1. A male given name.

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