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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to a tenth of a homer or about one bushel (35 liters).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to a bath or to one-tenth of a homer. It is approximately equal to 22 litres.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Hebrew dry measure, supposed to be equal to two pecks and five quarts. Ten ephahs make one homer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hebrew dry measure, equal to the liquid measure called a bath (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel

Etymologies

Hebrew 'êpâ, probably from Egyptian 'pt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew אֵיפָה (eifá). (Wiktionary)

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