- a Hebrew unit of dry measure, the tenth part of an ephah.
- (usually initial capital letter) Judaism. the period of 49 days extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth.
Origin of omer
Examples from the Web for omer
Contemporary Examples of omer
Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev on Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid's statement to the New York Times.Closer to Settlers Than Reality
May 21, 2013
I help advise Omer, a twenty-eight year old journalist, in his doctoral studies at Rotterdam University.Powerless In Gaza
May 1, 2013
At one point, it was speculated that it was a son named Omer Bhatti and he would now be in his late 20s.The Secret Life of Janet Jackson
February 26, 2013
Historical Examples of omer
Monsieur Soyer, said Omer Pacha, what have you good to eat there?Soyer's Culinary Campaign
De Saint Omer stood like an avenging angel, arms folded, waiting.
De Saint Omer came to me and took my hand in his quick, vibrating grip.
"If Omer can find it there, I'll do his work for a week," retorted young Green.
"Allow me to go down at once to St. James's, sir," resumed Omer.
- an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah
Word Origin for omer
- Judaism a period of seven weeks extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth, and observed as a period of semimourning
Word Origin for Omer
Hebrew measure of capacity (a little over 5 pints), from Hebrew 'omer.