[oh-mer; Sephardic Hebrew aw-mer; Ashkenazic Hebrew oh-mer]
- a Hebrew unit of dry measure, the tenth part of an ephah.
- (usually initial capital letter) Judaism. the period of 49 days extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth.
Origin of omer
From the Hebrew word ʿōmer
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De Saint Omer stood like an avenging angel, arms folded, waiting.
De Saint Omer came to me and took my hand in his quick, vibrating grip.
"If Omer can find it there, I'll do his work for a week," retorted young Green.
"Allow me to go down at once to St. James's, sir," resumed Omer.
- an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah
C17: from Hebrew `ōmer a measure
- Judaism a period of seven weeks extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth, and observed as a period of semimourning
named because sacrifices of an omer of grain were made
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Word Origin and History for omer
Hebrew measure of capacity (a little over 5 pints), from Hebrew 'omer.
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