Ardeb



a unit of capacity used for dry measure in Egypt and neighboring countries, officially equivalent in Egypt to 5.62 U.S. bushels, but varying greatly in different localities.
Historical Examples

The monthly pay of the mulazemin consists of half a Dervish dollar, and, every fortnight, one-eighth of an ardeb of dhurra.
Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin

Every horse-owner is entitled to half an ardeb of dhurra from the beit el mal.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

In Dongola and Berber the price of dhurra rose to one hundred dollars an ardeb.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

It was fortunate that the Negus had posted on his left wing the troops that had learnt our mode of fighting at ardeb.
Freeland Theodor Hertzka

The commonest food, known as “dokhn” (a kind of millet) rose to 150 dollars, and eventually to 500 dollars the ardeb.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

noun
a unit of dry measure used in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. In Egypt it is approximately equal to 0.195 cubic metres

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