omer

[ oh-mer; Sephardic Hebrew aw-mer; Ashkenazic Hebrew oh-mer ]
/ ˈoʊ mər; Sephardic Hebrew ɔˈmɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈoʊ mɛr /

noun

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

From the Hebrew word ʿōmer
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British Dictionary definitions for omer (1 of 2)

omer
/ (ˈəʊmə) /

noun

an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah

Word Origin for omer

C17: from Hebrew `ōmer a measure

British Dictionary definitions for omer (2 of 2)

Omer
/ (ˈəʊmə) /

noun

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

named because sacrifices of an omer of grain were made
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