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Definition of "omer" []

  • Judaism An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to 1/10 ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts). (noun)
  • An offering of a sheaf or an omer of the first harvest of barley to a priest in the Temple on the second day of Passover. (noun)
  • A 49-day liturgical season, originally a harvest festival, from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuot, during which marriages are prohibited and signs of mourning are observed, except during Passover and on Lag b'Omer. (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 "omer" in a sentence
  • "Bleich creates an analogy between ovum donation and grain before and after the omer which is what determines its permissibility or prohibition for eating."
  • "Please feel free to contact him at [email protected]"
  • "He also said Molvi omer, Ex spokes man of TTP resigned because he had no Telephone Facility in Bajor (I think Faqir Muhammad contacted BBC with Telepathy without using Phone because Bajor has no telephone Facility)"