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An ancient Hebrew coin and unit of weight.
[Hebrew gērâ, grain, bean, gerah.]
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1. (Units) an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
2. (Currencies) an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel
3. (Historical Terms) an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel
[C16: from Hebrew gērāh bean]
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an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 of a shekel.
[1525–35; < Hebrew gērāh < Akkadian girū]
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