In the Old and Middle Kingdoms of ancient Egypt, a unit of dry capacity, = 10 hzr, about 48.05 liters (about 50 U.S. quarts). The word means “sack.”
In the New Kingdom, the khar = 16 heqat = 4 ipt, about 76.88 liters (about 80 U.S. quarts).
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