a unit of dry measure used in Egypt, equal to 198 liters (5.619 bushels)
Origin of ardebinformal Arabic ardabb, for al irdabb; probably ultimately ; from Classical Greek artab?, a Persian measure
A unit of dry measure in several countries of the Middle East, standardized in Egypt to equal 198 liters (5.62 US bushels) but varying widely elsewhere.
Origin of ardebArabic dialectal ’ardabb, from Aramaic ’rdb or Coptic artab or Greek artab&emacron;, all probably of Old Persian origin.
From Egyptian, attested as αρταβαι (pl.) on the Rosetta Stone.