hin

[ hin ]
/ hɪn /

noun

an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about one and one half gallons (5.7 liters).

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Origin of hin

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin (Vulgate) <Greek (Septuagint) <Hebrew hīn<Egyptian hnw a liquid measure, literally, jar
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British Dictionary definitions for hin

hin
/ (hɪn) /

noun

a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 12 pints or 3.5 litres

Word Origin for hin

from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hīn, from Egyptian hnw
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