A Talmudic unit of dry capacity. Also romanized as uklah and ukhlah.
Authorities differ on its magnitude. Some say it = ¹⁄₂₀th of a kab.
“How much is an ukla? A fifth of a quarter [of a kab].”
Maurice Simon and Israel W. Slotkin, translators.
Baba Bathra, 90a.
in Isidore Epstein, editor.
The Babylonian Talmud. Seder Nezikin, volume 2.
London: The Soncino Press, 1935 (reprint ed. 1978).
But the value (= ¹⁄₃₂ of a kab) given in his commentary by Rabbi Shmuel ben Meir (c. 1085 – 1174) is more widely accepted.
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