gerah

noun

ge·​rah ˈgir-ə How to pronounce gerah (audio)
: an ancient Hebrew unit of weight equal to ¹/₂₀ shekel

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew gērāh

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gerah was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Gerah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerah. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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