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gomer


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gomer  \Go"mer\,  n. 
  A  Hebrew  measure.  See  {Homer}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gomer  \Go"mer\,  n.  (Gun.) 
  A  conical  chamber  at  the  breech  of  the  bore  in  heavy 
  ordnance,  especially  in  mortars;  --  named  after  the  inventor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homer  \Ho"mer\,  n.  [Heb.  kh[=o]mer.] 
  A  Hebrew  measure  containing,  as  a  liquid  measure,  ten  baths, 
  equivalent  to  fifty-five  gallons,  two  quarts,  one  pint;  and 
  as  a  dry  measure,  ten  ephahs,  equivalent  to  six  bushels,  two 
  pecks,  four  quarts.  [Written  also  {chomer},  {gomer}.] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gomer 
  complete;  vanishing.  (1.)  The  daughter  of  Diblaim,  who  (probably 
  in  vision  only)  became  the  wife  of  Hosea  (1:3). 
 
  (2.)  The  eldest  son  of  Japheth,  and  father  of  Ashkenaz, 
  Riphath,  and  Togarmah  (Gen.  10:2,  3),  whose  descendants  formed 
  the  principal  branch  of  the  population  of  South-eastern  Europe. 
  He  is  generally  regarded  as  the  ancestor  of  the  Celtae  and  the 
  Cimmerii  who  in  early  times  settled  to  the  north  of  the  Black 
  Sea,  and  gave  their  name  to  the  Crimea,  the  ancient  Chersonesus 
  Taurica  Traces  of  their  presence  are  found  in  the  names 
  Cimmerian  Bosphorus,  Cimmerian  Isthmus,  etc  In  the  seventh 
  century  B.C.  they  were  driven  out  of  their  original  seat  by  the 
  Scythians,  and  overran  western  Asia  Minor,  whence  they  were 
  afterwards  expelled.  They  subsequently  reappear  in  the  times  of 
  the  Romans  as  the  Cimbri  of  the  north  and  west  of  Europe,  whence 
  they  crossed  to  the  British  Isles,  where  their  descendants  are 
  still  found  in  the  Gaels  and  Cymry.  Thus  the  whole  Celtic  race 
  may  be  regarded  as  descended  from  Gomer. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gomer,  to  finish;  complete