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ardeb

[ ahr-deb ]
/ ˈɑr dɛb /
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noun

a unit of capacity used for dry measure in Egypt and neighboring countries, officially equivalent in Egypt to 5.62 U.S. bushels, but varying greatly in different localities.

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Origin of ardeb

1860–65; <dialectal Arabic ardabb ≪ Aramaic 'rdb, perhaps <Old Persian; compare Egyptian Demotic 'rtb,late Akkadian ardabu, Elamite irtiba,Syriac 'arṭba,Greek artábē,Arabic 'irdabb ≪ Aramaic
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ardeb
/ (ˈɑːdɛb) /

noun

a unit of dry measure used in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. In Egypt it is approximately equal to 0.195 cubic metres

Word Origin for ardeb

C19: from Arabic ardabb, from Greek artabē a Persian measure
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