omer definition

  • noun:
    • Judaism an old Hebrew product of dried out measure corresponding to 1/10 ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts).
    • An offering of a sheaf or an omer associated with first harvest of barley to a priest in the Temple on second day's Passover.
    • A 49-day liturgical season, initially a harvest event, from second day's Passover into the first day of Shavuot, when marriages are prohibited and signs and symptoms of mourning are found, except during Passover and on Lag b'Omer.
    • A dry way of measuring ancient Israel, one tenth of an ephah.
    • A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See ephah.
    • a number of whole grain: a sheaf.
    • A Hebrew dried out measure add up to the tenth section of an ephah, or 3½ quarts.
    • A handful of grain; a sheaf.
    • A Hebrew dry measure corresponding to the tenth part of an ephah.

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