Noun Abib Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abib

Pronunciation:

/ˈeɪbɪb//aˈbiːb//ˈɑːbɪb/

Definition:
1.

noun

In the ancient Hebrew calendar: the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh of the civil year, corresponding to the latter part of March and the early part of April.
    ((n.) The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, corresponding nearly to our April. After the Babylonish captivity this month was called Nisan.)


    Origin:
    Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The New Testament. Originally from Hebrew 'āḇīḇ (in ḥodeš ha-'āḇīḇ month in which the young ears of barley are formed, i.e. month of beginning of spring (Exodus 13:4, etc.) from ḥodeš month + ha- the + 'āḇīḇ young ear of barley (Exodus 9:31)). In later use partly from post-biblical Hebrew 'āḇīḇ.

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