Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of liquid measure used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to about five liters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A liquid measure of the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing three quarts, one pint, one gill, English measure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measurement, approximately 0.48 litre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hîn, of Egyptian origin.]

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From Middle English, from Latin hin, from Hebrew הִֽין, from Egyptian hnw ("jar, about half a liter"):

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