An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to a tenth of an ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts).
(judaism) The period of 49 days from the second day of Passover through the day before Shavuot: traditionally a period of partial mourning.
An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah.
Origin of omer
Hebrew ‘ōmerġmr in Semitic roots Sense 2b,from the offering of a sheaf of barley on the second day of Passover
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Omer Sentence Examples
The primatial see was placed at Malines (Mechlin), having under it Antwerp, Hertogenbosch, Roermond, Ghent, Bruges, and Ypres constituting the Flemish province; the second archbishopric was at Cambray, with Tournay, Arras, St Omer, and Namur, - the Walloon province; the third at Utrecht, with Haarlem, Middleburg, Leeuwarden, Groningen and Deventer, - the northern (Dutch) province.
All these with the exception of Cambray and St Omer were within the boundaries of the Netherlands.
After a cordial reception by their commander Omer or Omar Pasha, Ali was imprisoned; he was shortly afterwards assassinated, lest his lavish bribery of Turkish officials should restore him to favour, and bring disgrace on his captor (March 1851).