American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The eighth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second month of the sacred year among the Jews, and the eighth of the civil year, beginning with the new moon of April. Also called Zif.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the eighth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May).
- n. the eighth month of the civil year; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May)
- Hebrew 'iyyār, from Akkadian ayyaru, name of a month corresponding to parts of April and May, perhaps from ayyaru, rosette, blossom. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Soon after, the Chief Rabbi of Israel declared the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar as a religious holiday to thank God for the miraculous victory and for the ability to fulfill the two-thousand-year-old prayer of "Next Year in Jerusalem.”
“So, rather than engage in self-pity this fifth day of Hebrew month of Iyar, I ask myself what exactly I intend to do to ensure that this magnificent sixty year-old makes it to 120 -- and beyond.”
“In 1996, Iyar struck out on his own and co-founded WebEx, which among other things, allows for conference calls and virtual meetings across the globe.”
“Born in India, Iyar moved to the U.S. in 1983 and now knows no boundaries.”
“I recognize you -- and President Clinton and I are proud, as are all Americans, that the United States was the first nation to recognize the State of Israel -- eleven minutes after you proclaimed your independence (applause) on the 5th of Iyar, 50 years ago.”
“Vespasian, hearing of this step, and, as Josephus modestly suggests, “supposing that, could he only get Josephus into his power, he would have conquered all Judea,” straightway laid siege to the town (Iyar 16).”
“This event happened on the tenth day of Iyar in the year 66 C.E. The war-party determined to force the struggle to a final issue.”
“The second, Iyar, is sacred to Ea as the "lord of humanity.”
“I ask thee, O Shamash! great lord! whether from the 3d day of this month of Iyar, up to the 11th day of the month of Ab of this year, Kashtariti, with his soldiers, whether the”
“Adar (287) for the feast of lots; and also in Iyar (288) during the existence of the Temple for the little passover.”
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