from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seventh month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The seventh month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Adar and before Iyar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, formerly answering nearly to the month of April, now to March, of the Christian calendar. See Abib.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The month of Abib: so named by the Jews after the Babylonian captivity. See Abib.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the seventh month of the civil year; the first month of the ecclesiastic year (in March and April)
Hebrew nîsān, from Akkadian nisānu, the first month in the Babylonian calendar (corresponding to parts of March and April), from Sumerian nisag, first fruits : nig, ni, thing, nominalizing pref. + sag, head, top, first.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)