[fur-kin] /ˈfɜr kɪn/
a British unit of capacity usually equal to a quarter of a barrel.
a small wooden vessel or tub for butter, lard, etc.
a small wooden barrel or similar container
(Brit) a unit of capacity equal to nine gallons
“small cask, fourth part of a barrel,” late 14c., apparently from Middle Dutch *vierdekijn, diminutive of vierde, literally “fourth, fourth part” (see fourth).
Used only in John 2:6; the Attic amphora, equivalent to the Hebrew bath (q.v.), a measure for liquids containing about 8 7/8 gallons.
[furm] /fɜrm/ adjective, firmer, firmest. 1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture. 2. securely fixed in place. 3. not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice. 4. not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief. 5. steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: […]
[fur-muh-muh nt] /ˈfɜr mə mənt/ noun 1. the vault of heaven; sky. /ˈfɜːməmənt/ noun 1. the expanse of the sky; heavens n. mid-13c., from Latin firmamentum “firmament,” literally “a support or strengthening,” from firmus “firm” (see firm (adj.)), used in Vulgate to translate Greek stereoma “firm or solid structure,” which translated Hebrew raqia, a word […]
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