omer

noun
\ ˈō-mər How to pronounce omer (audio) \

Definition of omer

1 : an ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity equal to ¹/₁₀ ephah
2a 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

First Known Use of omer

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for omer

Hebrew ʽōmer

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“Omer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omer. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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