AskDefine | Define ardeb

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ardeb n : a unit of dry measure used in Egypt

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Etymology

From Egyptian, attested as αρταβαι (pl.) on the Rosetta Stone.

Noun

  1. A Middle Eastern unit of volume used for agricultural crops
    1 ardeb of wheat equals about 150 kg
    1 ardeb of barley equals about 120 kg.
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