from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Jewish New Year, observed on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri and marked by solemnity as well as festivity.
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- proper n. The Jewish holiday marking the start of the liturgical year, taking place on the first two days of Tishrei, 163 days after the first day of Passover.
- n. A specific occurrence of this holiday.
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- n. (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
Hebrew rō'š haš-šānâ : rō'š, head, beginning; see rאš in Semitic roots + ha-, the + šānâ, year; see šn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew ראש השנה (rosh-hashaná). (Wiktionary)