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A unit of liquid measure used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to about five liters.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hîn, of Egyptian origin.]
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(Units) a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 12 pints or 3.5 litres
[from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hīn, from Egyptian hnw]
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an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 1½ gallons (5.7 liters).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek < Hebrew hīn < Egyptian hnw a liquid measure, literally, jar]
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