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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The third month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

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  • proper n. The third month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Cheshvan and before Tevet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the third month of the Jewish civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar, occupying a part of November and a part of December.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)

Etymologies

Hebrew kislēw, from Akkadian kislimu, kisliwu, a month name (November/December).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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