ephah

or e·pha

[ ee-fuh, ef-ah ]
/ ˈi fə, ˈɛf ɑ /
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noun

a Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 liters).

Nearby words

  1. epexegesis,
  2. epexegetic,
  3. epg,
  4. eph-,
  5. eph.,
  6. ephapse,
  7. ephebe,
  8. ephebiatrics,
  9. ephebic,
  10. ephebus

Origin of ephah

1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew ēphāh

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British Dictionary definitions for ephah

ephah

epha

/ (ˈiːfə) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for ephah

ephah

n.

Hebrew dry measure, probably of Egyptian origin.

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