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 (ō′mər, ō′mĕr)
n. Judaism
1. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to a tenth of an ephah, about 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts).
a. 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.
b. Omer 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.

[Hebrew 'ōmer; see ġmr in Semitic roots. Sense 2b, from the offering of a sheaf of barley on the second day of Passover.]


(Units) an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah
[C17: from Hebrew `ōmer a measure]


(Judaism) Judaism a period of seven weeks extending from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth, and observed as a period of semimourning
[named because sacrifices of an omer of grain were made]


(ˈoʊ mər; Heb. ɔˈmɛr)

1. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, the tenth part of an ephah.
2. (usu. cap.) the period of 49 days from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shavuoth, a period of semimourning.
[< Hebrew ‘ōmer]
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I put my hand in his, wondering who he was, and we walked away to a shop in a narrow street, on which was written OMER, DRAPER, TAILOR, HABERDASHER, FUNERAL FURNISHER, &c.
Omer took off his broad-brimmed hat, and sat down and panted.
Omer, in compliance with his request; and after showing me a roll of cloth which he said was extra super, and too good mourning for anything short of parents, he took my various dimensions, and put them down in a book.
Omer took me back into the parlour, breathing with some difficulty on the way.
Omer, after watching me for some minutes, during which I had not made much impression on the breakfast, for the black things destroyed my appetite, 'I have been acquainted with you a long time, my young friend.
D'Artagnan comforted the most needy of these brotherly miseries by a prudent distribution of the crowns of the society; then, having taken care that these crowns should be employed in the physical improvement of the troop, he appointed a trysting place in the north of France, between Berghes and Saint Omer.
The souls of our pure founders, the spirits of Hugh de Payen and Godfrey de Saint Omer, and of the blessed Seven who first joined in dedicating their lives to the service of the Temple, are disturbed even in the enjoyment of paradise itself.
To show the English lords our four bombards, London, Brabant, Bourg-en-Bresse, Saint- Omer.
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The court heard that in August last year, Omer and the victim were involved in an argument where Omer assaulted her with her own handbag as she was fleeing his home.
Omer said that the US Congress delegation will meet with the Chairman of the Legislature, and the parliamentary groupings separately, the First Vice - President of the Republic and Prime Minister, the ministers of the economic sector and the Security and Intelligence Service.
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