See also: homer, Omer, and Ömer

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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • (small unit of volume): gomer (archaic)
  • (sheaf of barley): Omer

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew עומר \ עֹמֶר('ómer, sheaf).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

omer (plural omers)

  1. (historical units of measure) A former small Hebrew unit of dry volume equal to about 2.3 L or 2.1 quarts.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      ...that Omer which was every mans daily portion of Manna, is computed to have bin more then might have well suffic'd the heartiest feeder thrice as many meals.
    • 1769, Bible (KJV), Exodus XVI:
      And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
  2. A vessel of one omer.
  3. (Judaism) The sheaf of barley offered on the second day of Passover.

Usage notesEdit

In English, sometimes confounded with the much larger homer.

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ReferencesEdit

  • "omer, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • "H6016: `omer" in James Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
  • "Weights and Measures" at Oxford Biblical Studies Online