omer

noun \ ˈō-mər \

Definition of omer

1 : an ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity equal to ¹/₁₀ ephah
2 a often capitalized : the sheaf of barley traditionally offered in Jewish Temple worship on the second day of the Passover
b capitalized : a 7-week liturgical period of anticipation for Shavuot beginning with the second day of the Passover

Origin and Etymology of omer

Hebrew ʽōmer


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