Gerah
Gerah Ge"rah, n. [Heb. g?rah, lit., a bean.] (Jewish Antiq.) A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gerah — Gerah, alte hebräische Münze, so v.w. Agorah …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gerah — [gē′rə] n. [Heb gera, lit., a bean] an ancient Hebrew coin and weight equal to 1/ 20 of a shekel …   English World dictionary

  • Gerah — ma ah de Judea de 0,58 gr de peso, con un halcón o un águila e inscripción en arameo יהד Yehud (Judea) Gerah (del hebreo grano גרה ) es una antigua unidad de peso de la que se servían los hebreos para la fabricación de moneda. Correspondía a 16… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gerah — Obverse of a Judean silver Yehud coin from the Persian era (.58 gram), with falcon or eagle and Aramaic inscription יהד Yehud (Judaea). Denomination is a ma ah A gerah Hebrew גרה is an ancient Hebrew unit of weight and currency. One gerah is one… …   Wikipedia

  • gerah — noun Etymology: Hebrew gērāh Date: 1530 an ancient Hebrew unit of weight equal to 1/20 shekel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gerah — /gee reuh/, n. an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 of a shekel. [1525 35; < Heb gerah < Akkadian giru] * * * …   Universalium

  • gerah — ge•rah [[t]ˈgi rə[/t]] n. num an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 of a shekel • Etymology: 1525–35; < Heb gērāh < Akkadian girū …   From formal English to slang

  • gerah — noun an ancient Hebrew unit of weight and currency equal to one twentieth of a shekel …   Wiktionary

  • Gerah —    A bean, probably of the carob tree, the smallest weight, and also the smallest piece of money, among the Hebrews, equal to the twentieth part of a shekel (Ex. 30:13; Lev. 27:25; Num. 3:47). This word came into use in the same way as our word… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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