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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The ninth month of the year in the Jewish calendar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew kislēw, from Akkadian kislimu, kisliwu, a month name (November/December).]

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