noun Etymology: Hebrew ‘ōmer Date: circa 1608 1. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity equal to 1/10 ephah 2. a. often capitalized the sheaf of barley traditionally offered in Jewish Temple worship on the second day of the Passover b. capitalized a 7-week liturgical period of anticipation for Shabuoth beginning with the second day of the Passover

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  • OMER — (Heb. עֹמֶר, lit. sheaf ), an offering brought to the Temple on the 16th of Nisan and thus the name of the period between Passover and Shavuot. The Bible (Lev. 23:9ff.) prescribes that when you enter the land which I am giving to you and reap its …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ömer — ist ein türkischer männlicher Vorname mit der Bedeutung „Das Leben“.[1][2] Der Name ist arabischer Herkunft und abgeleitet vom arabischen Vornamen Umar, der sich auf den zweiten Kalifen Umar ibn al Chattab bezieht. Bekannte Namensträger Ömer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Omer — may refer to: Omer (unit), an ancient unit of measure used in the era of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem Counting of the Omer, Jewish ritual during the forty nine days between Passover and the Feast of Weeks Omar, Omer is a variation of the name… …   Wikipedia

  • Omer — bezeichnet: Opfergarben beim biblischen Frühlingsopfer, siehe Omer (Bibel) eine israelische Stadt in der Negev Wüste, siehe Omer (Stadt) ein Dorf im US Bundesstaat Michigan, siehe Omer (Michigan) Omer ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jean …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • OMER — (Heb. עֹמֶר), urban community in southern Israel. Omer is located 4 mi. (6 km.) northeast of Beersheba. It was established in 1961 by a group of Beersheba residents. Some proceeded to earn their livings as farmers and others worked in the nearby… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Omer — Omer, MI U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 337 Housing Units (2000): 163 Land area (2000): 1.237930 sq. miles (3.206223 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.237930 sq. miles (3.206223 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Omer — Nom de baptême popularisé par saint Omer, qui, avec un groupe de moines venus de Normandie, créa dans le Pas de Calais l abbaye de Saint Bertin, avant de devenir évêque (VIIe siècle). Le nom est relativement courant dans le Pas de Calais, mais on …   Noms de famille

  • omer — (n.) Hebrew measure of capacity (a little over 5 pints), from Hebrew omer …   Etymology dictionary

  • omer — [ō′mər] n. [Heb ʼ ōmer] 1. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah 2. [usually O ] Judaism the period of 49 days from the second day of Passover through the day before Shavuot: traditionally a period of partial… …   English World dictionary

  • Omer — O mer, n. [Cf. {Homer}.] A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See {Ephah}. Ex. xvi. 36. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Omer — Omer, Maß, s.u. Hebräer (Ant.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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