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Definition of "ardeb" [ardeb]

  • A unit of dry measure in several countries of the Middle East, standardized in Egypt to equal 198 liters (5.62 U.S. bushels) but varying widely elsewhere. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ardeb" in a sentence
  • "About thirty years ago, Mohammed Ali Pasha bought up all the Wakf (church property), agreeing to pay for its produce, which he rated at five piastres the ardeb, when it was worth three times as much."
  • "Under Nebuchadnezzar we find 12 _qas_, or the third part of an ardeb, of sesame sold for half a shekel, which would make the cost of a single quart"
  • "J'étais obligé de donner depuis quelques jours 60 drachmes à chaque soldat par jours de biscuits, il m'en reste trois sacs, 1/2 ardeb de doura qui me suffiront pour le 29 et le 30 du mois 'rien autre."
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