Definitions for kislevˈkɪs ləv, kisˈlɛv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kis•levˈkɪs ləv, kisˈlɛv(n.)

  1. the third month of the Jewish calendar.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of Kislev:

< Heb kislēw

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kislev, Chislev(noun)

    the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)

Wiktionary

  1. Kislev(ProperNoun)

    The third month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Cheshvan and before Tevet.

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  1. Kislev

    Kislev Kislev Tiberian Kislēw; also Chislev is the third month of the civil year and the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. In a regular year Kislev has 30 days, but because of the Rosh Hashanah postponement rules, in some years it can lose a day to make the year a "short" year. Kislev is an autumn month which occurs in November–December on the Gregorian calendar and is sometimes known as the month of dreams. The name of the month may be taken from Akkadian kislimu, which means "inspissated, thickened" due to plentiful rains. But the name may also derive from the Hebrew root K-S-L as in the words "kesel, kisla" or "ksil" - because the expectation and hope for rains.

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