Meaning of kab in English:


Pronunciation /kab/


(also qab)
History Judaism
  • A measure of capacity used in ancient Palestine, typically for grain, seeds, and other dry goods, which the Talmud equates to one-sixth of a seah, and which is thought to be of the order of a litre.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From Hebrew qaḇ a dry measure equating to one-sixth of a seah from the same Semitic base as Syriac qabbā cistern.