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

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

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  • proper noun Judaism The fourth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Kislev and before Shevat.

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  • noun the fourth month of the civil year; the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year (in December and January)

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew ṭēbēt, from Akkadian ṭebētu, a month name; see ṭbע in Semitic roots.]

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