Nisan[nē sän′, nis′ən]
Origin: Heb nīsān
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Origin: Hebrew 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.