A unit of dry measure in several countries of the Middle East, standardized in Egypt to equal 198 liters (5.62 US bushels) but varying widely elsewhere.
[Arabic dialectal 'ardabb, from Aramaic 'rdb or Coptic artab or Greek artabē, all probably of Old Persian origin.]
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