Noun Adar Definition and Examples







(in the Jewish calendar) the sixth month of the civil and twelfth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of February and March. It is known in leap years as Second Adar.
  1. 'Purim is celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish Calendar.'
  2. 'The ceremony is on Adar 7, the Hebrew anniversary of the death of Moses, whose final resting place is also not known.'
  3. 'The only month ever added to the year is Adar in which case the year has two Adar's: A First Adar and a Second Adar.'
  4. 'This last past Monday, we entered a new Jewish month, the month of Adar Rishon (First Adar; this is a Jewish leap year) about which the Talmud writes.'
  5. 'On the fourteenth and fifteenth of First Adar, Tahanun is omitted, no eulogy is said, and fasting is not permitted.'
((n.) The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March.)

From Hebrew ’ăḏār.

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