Omer meaning

ōmər, ōmĕr
An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to a tenth of an ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts).
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(judaism) The period of 49 days from the second day of Passover through the day before Shavuot: traditionally a period of partial mourning.
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An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah.
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Origin of omer

  • Hebrew ‘ōmer ġmr in Semitic roots Sense 2b, from the offering of a sheaf of barley on the second day of Passover

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition