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[uh-dahr; Sephardic Hebrew ah-dahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-dahr] /əˈdɑr; Sephardic Hebrew ɑˈdɑr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɑ dɑr/
the sixth month of the Jewish calendar.
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From the Hebrew word ădhār Unabridged
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(in the Jewish calendar) the twelfth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the sixth month of the civil year, usually falling within February and March. In a leap year, an additional month Adar Rishon (first Adar) is intercalated between Shevat and Adar, and the latter is known as Adar Sheni (second Adar)
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