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adar


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adar  \A"dar\,  n.  [Heb.  ad["a]r.] 
  The  twelfth  month  of  the  Hebrew  ecclesiastical  year,  and  the 
  sixth  of  the  civil.  It  corresponded  nearly  with  March. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adar 
  n  :  the  sixth  month  of  the  civil  year;  the  twelfth  month  of  the 
  ecclesiastic  year  in  the  Jewish  calendar  (in  February  and 
  March)  [syn:  {Adar}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adar 
  large  the  sixth  month  of  the  civil  and  the  twelfth  of  the 
  ecclesiastical  year  of  the  Jews  (Esther  3:7,  13;  8:12;  9:1,  15, 
  17,  19,  21).  It  included  the  days  extending  from  the  new  moon  of 
  our  March  to  the  new  moon  of  April.  The  name  was  first  used 
  after  the  Captivity.  When  the  season  was  backward,  and  the  lambs 
  not  yet  of  a  paschal  size,  or  the  barley  not  forward  enough  for 
  abib,  then  a  month  called  Veadar,  i.e.,  a  second  Adar,  was 
  intercalated. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Adar,  high;  eminent 
 




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