the second month of the Jewish year
Origin of HeshvanClassical Hebrew (language)
The eighth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
Origin of HeshvanHebrew &hlowdot;ešwan, short for mar&hlowdot;ešwan, from Akkadian ara&hlowbrev;samnu, wara&hlowbrev;samnu, a month name : ar&hlowbrev;u, war&hlowbrev;u, month; see wr&hlowbrev; in Semitic roots + samnu, eighth (from samane, eight; see &tlowmac;mny in Semitic roots).