omer

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noun \ˈō-mər\

Definition of omer

  1. 1 :  an ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity equal to 110 ephah

  2. 2a often capitalized :  the sheaf of barley traditionally offered in Jewish Temple worship on the second day of the Passoverb 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


First Known Use: 1560

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