Nisan meaning

nĭsən, nē-sän
The first month of the year in the Jewish calendar.
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The seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
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(Judaism) The seventh month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Adar and before Iyar.
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Origin of nisan

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition