from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of liquid measure used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to about five liters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measurement, approximately 0.48 litre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing three quarts, one pint, one gill, English measure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquid measure of the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons
Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hîn, of Egyptian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Latin hin, from Hebrew הִֽין, from Egyptian hnw ("jar, about half a liter"): (Wiktionary)