ephah

noun
\ ˈē-fə How to pronounce ephah (audio) , ˈe-fə How to pronounce ephah (audio) \

Definition of ephah

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

First Known Use of ephah

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ephah

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

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