omer

noun
\ ˈō-mər \

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

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Photo: omer messinger/epa-efe/rex/shutt/EPA/Shutterstock Newsletter Sign-up Mr. Parker said security cooperation in Europe takes strength from existing EU systems, arrangements and databases. Jenny Gross, WSJ, "U.K. Must Strengthen Intelligence Sharing With Europe Before Brexit," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of omer

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for omer

Hebrew ʽōmer

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