Definitions

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

  • n. An ancient Hebrew coin and unit of weight.

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  • n. an ancient Hebrew unit of weight and currency equal to one twentieth of a shekel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the ancient Jews, a unit of weight and of monetary reckoning, the twentieth part of a heavy shekel, or about three fourths of a gram.

Etymologies

Hebrew gērâ, grain, bean, gerah.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Now a meah, in the days of Moses our master, was called a gerah; it contains two pondions; a pondion, two assars; and a prutah is the eighth part of an assar.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The weight of a meah, which is also called a gerah, is sixteen barleycorns.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Let this be noted by the way; a meah, which, as Maimonides before testifies, was anciently called a gerah, was also commonly called zuz, in the

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The bean is called a "gerah," which is used as the name of the smallest

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Karna merasa dari dunia yang berbeda, maka abis salam-salaman sama keluarganya mbah putri itu, aku & sodara-sodara termasuk sodara sepupu dan tidak termasuk keluarganya Mbah Putri yang serombongan itu, ngumpul sendiri nonton TV di dalem kamar, sempit, sumpek dan gerah.

    mayoineko Diary Entry

  • Others who chose to do so might draw water for themselves; he was a professional in the business, and would fill the largest jar the stoutest woman could carry for a gerah.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • [1286] Shekel (i.e. weight), called also the holy shekel or shekel of the sanctuary; subdivided into the beka (i.e. half) or half-shekel, and the gerah (i.e. a grain or beka).

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The value of the shekel by which all these estimations were to be made is here ascertained (v. 25); it shall be twenty gerahs, and every gerah was sixteen barley-corns.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • Hawa gerah terlihat dari wajahnya sakan jalan di sekitar pemukiman mereka. yang legam, meski dirinya baru beranjak dari air sungai yang Truk pembawa tanah melintas di jalan besar Patumbak mengalir cukup deras ketika itu. begitu kecang mengarah ke kota Medan, atau simpang empat Namun, tidak cukup untuk menghilangkan rasa lelah pada daerah Amplas.

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  • At one point, the Scroll dictates: “All the congregation, [the community of Israel and the converts born within it] to the fourth generation, of twenty years of age and over shall come to the courtyard to bow down before all the children of Israel; no woman or child shall come until he completes his portion of sheaves [and gives his personal redemption price] to God: a half-sheqel as a memorial in their settlements, twenty gerah per sheqel” (T.S. 39: 7 – 14).

    Qumran.

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  • Thanks, hh!

    August 5, 2010

  • A ancient Hebrew coin, weight, measure for the money and measure listers.....

    August 5, 2010