- a Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 liters).
Origin of ephah
1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew ēphāh
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- a Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to approximately one bushel or about 33 litres
Word Origin for ephah
C16: from Hebrew 'ephāh, of Egyptian origin
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Hebrew dry measure, probably of Egyptian origin.
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