(noun) ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons

Source: WordNet® 3.1



hin (plural hins)

(historical units of measure) A former Hebrew liquid measure of volume (about 3.8 L).

(historical units of measure) An Ancient Egyptian liquid measure of volume (about 0.48 L).


• (Hebrew unit of measure): log (1/12 hin); cab, kab (1/3 hin); bath (6 hins); cor, kor, homer, chomer (60 hins)

• (Egyptian unit of measure): ro (1/32 hin); khay (1/3 hin); hekat, heqat (10 hins); khar (100 hins, later 160 or 200 hins)


• NHI, NIH, ihn

Source: Wiktionary

Hin, n. Etym: [Heb. hin.]

Definition: A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing three quarts, one pint, one gill, English measure. W. H. Ward.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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