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epha

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epha an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epha A Hebrew dry measure, supposed to be equal to two pecks and five quarts. Ten ephahs make one homer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epha ē′fa a Hebrew measure for dry goods.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. 'ēphāh
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb.; prob. of Egyptian origin.

Usage

In literature:

The sons of Madiau were Ephas, and Ophren, and Anoch, and Ebidas, and Eldas.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
And the sonnes of Midian were Epha/ Epher/ Hanoch/ Abida & Elda.
"The First Boke of Moses called Genesis" by William Tyndale
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