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ephah n : an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel [syn: epha]

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  1. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to a bath or to one-tenth of a homer. It is approximately equal to 22 litres.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel, 45:10–11,
      Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
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