gerah

[gee-ruh]
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noun

an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 (0.05) of a shekel.

Origin of gerah

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

gerah

noun

an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel

Word Origin for gerah

C16: from Hebrew gērāh bean
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