from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first month of the Hebrew civil year, and the seventh of the ecclesiastical, answering to a part of our September and a part of October.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first month of the civil year; the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in September and October)
Hebrew tišrî, from Akkadian tašrītu, beginning, a month name, from šurrû, to begin; see šry in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)