Meaning of kab in English:

kab

Pronunciation /kab/

noun

(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.

Origin

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.