Nisan[nē sän′, nis′ən]
the seventh month of the Jewish calendar
Origin of NisanClassical Hebrew (language) nīsān
The first month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
Origin of NisanHebrew nîsān, from Akkadian nisānu, the first month in the Babylonian calendar (corresponding to parts of March and April), from Sumerian nisag, first fruits : nig, ni, thing, nominalizing pref. + sag, head, top, first.