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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈəʊmə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈoʊmɛɹ/, /ˈoʊməɹ/
- Rhymes: -əʊmə(ɹ)
omer (plural omers)
- (historical units of measure) A former small Hebrew unit of dry volume equal to about 2.3 L or 2.1 quarts.
- 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica:
- ...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.
- 1769, Bible (KJV), 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.
- A vessel of one omer.
- (Judaism) The sheaf of barley offered on the second day of Passover.
In English, sometimes confounded with the much larger homer.
- (unit of volume): issaron
- (unit of volume): ephah, epha (10 omers); lethek, lethech (50 omers); homer, chomer, cor, kor (100 omers)
Short for .
- "omer, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- "H6016: `omer" in James Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
- "Weights and Measures" at Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Uncertain. Pronunciation examples may be following:
- Ingvild Broch; Ernst H. Jahr (1984) Russenorsk: Et pidginspråk i Norge [Russenorsk: The pidgin language in Norway], 2 edition, Oslo: Novus Forlag