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Sunday Word: Firkin

fir·kin [ˈfɜːkɪn]:
origin: [1400's] Middle Dutch; vierde= fourth + kin meaning 1/4 of a unit.


Quality-checking a firkin of butter.


noun
1. You know what sounds better than a barrel of beer? A firkin of beer. Well, if you're a word geek anyway. You may have firkins of various liquids though, and butter, and fish!

2. A specific measurement, John 2:6; clay vase (an Amphora) = measurement for approx. 8 7/8 gallons of liquid; the measurement for a Hebrew bath.
Tags: dutch, f, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands
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