gerah

noun
ge·​rah | \ ˈgir-ə How to pronounce gerah (audio) \

Definition of gerah

: an ancient Hebrew unit of weight equal to ¹/₂₀ shekel

First Known Use of gerah

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gerah

Hebrew gērāh

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“Gerah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerah. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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