from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to 1/10 ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts).
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dry measure of ancient Israel, one tenth of an ephah.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See ephah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handful of grain: a sheaf.
- n. A Hebrew dry measure equal to the tenth part of an ephah, or 3½ quarts.
- n. A handful of grain; a sheaf.
- n. A Hebrew dry measure equal to the tenth part of an ephah.
Hebrew 'ōmer; see ġmr in Semitic roots. Sense 2b, from the offering of a sheaf of barley on the second day of Passover.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew עמר (’ōmer, "sheaf"). (Wiktionary)