gerah

[gee-ruh]

Origin of gerah

1525–35; < Hebrew gērāh < Akkadian girū
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British Dictionary definitions for gerah

gerah

noun
  1. an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
  2. an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel

Word Origin for gerah

C16: from Hebrew gērāh bean
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