Iyyar
Iyar Iyar, Iyyar Iyyar . the eighth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May).

Syn: Iyyar. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • IYYAR — (Heb. אִיָּר), the post Exilic name of the second month of the Jewish year. Its pre Exilic name is Ziv (I Kings 6:1), the shorter equivalent of the targumic Ziv Niẓanayya ( brightness of flowers ). Occurring in Assyrian inscriptions, in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Iyyar — [ i:jα:] noun (in the Jewish calendar) the eighth month of the civil and second of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of April and May. Origin from Heb. ’iyyār …   English new terms dictionary

  • Iyyar — n. eighth month in the Jewish calendar (also iyar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iyyar — iy·yar …   English syllables

  • Iyyar — /ˈija/ (say eeyah) noun (in the Jewish calendar) the eighth month of the civil year; the second month of the religious year. Also, Iyar. {Hebrew, ultimately from Akkadian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Iyyar — noun the eighth month of the civil year; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May) • Syn: ↑Iyar • Hypernyms: ↑Jewish calendar month • Part Holonyms: ↑Jewish calendar, ↑Hebrew calendar …   Useful english dictionary

  • PURIMS, SPECIAL — Following the talmudic injunction that one must recite a special thanksgiving benediction on returning to the place where one was once miraculously saved from danger (Ber. 54a), the custom evolved for Jewish communities or families to celebrate… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewish calendar — the lunisolar calendar used by Jews, as for determining religious holidays, that is reckoned from 3761 B.C. and was established by Hillel II in the 4th century A.D., the calendar year consisting of 353 days (defective year), 354 days (regular… …   Universalium

  • Iyar — Iyar, Iyyar Iyyar . the eighth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May). Syn: Iyyar. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hebrew calendar — The Hebrew calendar (הלוח העברי ha luach ha ivri), or Jewish calendar, is a lunisolar calendar used today predominantly for Jewish religious observances. It determines the dates for Jewish holidays and the appropriate public reading of Torah… …   Wikipedia

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