ardeb

noun

ar·​deb
ˈärˌdeb
variants or less commonly ardab
-ˌdab
plural -s
: any of a number of Egyptian units of capacity
especially : the customs unit equal to 5.44 imperial or 5.619 U.S. bushels

Word History

Etymology

colloquial Arabic ardabb (classical Arabic irdabb), from Greek artabē

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“Ardeb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ardeb. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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