American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The third month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
- n. Judaism The third month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Cheshvan and before Tevet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)
- Hebrew kislēw, from Akkadian kislimu, kisliwu, a month name (November/December). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And Judas and his brothers and all the congregation of Israel decreed that the days of rededication of the altar should be observed at their season, every year, for eight days, beginning with the twenty-fifth of the month of Kislev, with gladness and joy.”
“Mordechai Kislev, an Israeli archaebotanist, said it is quite possible for sycamores to live that long, though it's difficult to estimate a sycamore's age because it does not have annual growth rings.”
“Chanukah begins at sundown on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar, which falls anywhere from late November to late December on the Christian Gregorian calendar.”
“If, on the other hand, you read the Talmud, you discover: On the twenty-fifth of Kislev commence the days of Hanukkah which are eight ...”
“You can sink her, Kislev ordered, asking a minute later for a report on the pilots progress in the attack.”
“Lieutenant Colonel Shmuel Kislev, the chief air controller at general headquarters in Tel Aviv, queried his counterpart at Air Control Central.”
“Kislev ordered a pair of Super Mystre fighters to join the attack with napalm, which he deemed more efficient.”
“Shmuel Kislev declined an interview request from this author.”
“Years later Kislev confessed that when the pilot radioed in the Libertys hull number, any doubt about the ships identity vanished.”
“Shortly before planes exhausted all their ammunition, Kislev finally asked the pilots to look for a flag.”
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