[ gee-ruh ]
/ ˈgi rə /
an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 (0.05) of a shekel.
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Origin of gerah
1525–35; <Hebrew gērāh<Akkadian girū
Words nearby gerah
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Example sentences from the Web for gerah
The Gerah, "a bean," weighed a little less than half of a dram avoirdupois (.439 dram).The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas|Jesse L. Hurlbut
British Dictionary definitions for gerah
/ (ˈɡɪərə) /
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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