: an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to ¹/₁₀ homer or a little over a bushel

Word History


Middle English ephi, from Late Latin, from Hebrew ēphāh, from Egyptian 'pt

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ephah was in 1611

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“Ephah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ephah. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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