Definition of Gerah

1. n. A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.



Definition of Gerah

1. Noun. an ancient Hebrew unit of weight and currency equal to one twentieth of a shekel ¹

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Definition of Gerah

1. a Hebrew unit of weight [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gerah

1. A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel. The silver gerah is supposed to have been worth about three cents; the gold about fifty-four cents; the weight equivalent to about thirteen grains. Origin: Heb. Grah, lit, a bean. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gerah

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geotrichum
geotropic
geotropically
geotropism
geotropisms
geoweb
gephyrea
gephyrean
gephyreans
gephyrin
gephyrins
gephyrophobia
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gerah (current term)
gerahs
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geranine
geraniol
geraniol 10-hydroxylase
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geranium
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geraniums
geranoylation
geranygeranyl

Literary usage of Gerah

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1. Eastern arts and antiquities mentioned in the sacred Scriptures (1840)
"The gerah, (Exod. xxx. 13; Lev. xxvii. 25,) or meah, was the sixth part of the denarius, and the twenty-fourth part of the shekel. ..."

2. A Synopsis of Criticisms Upon Those Passages of the Old Testament in which by Richard Arthur Francis Barrett (1847)
"7 gerah, who removed them, ie, He was at the head ... Some think that not gerah, but Abihud, or Ehud, is here to be understood. Booth. ..."

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