[el-oo l; Sephardic Hebrew e-lool; Ashkenazic Hebrew e-luh l]
- the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar.
Compare Jewish calendar.
Origin of Elul
From the Hebrew word ĕlūl
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Examples from the Web for elul
It is the culmination of a 40-day process that begins as the last month of the year, Elul, begins.Celebrating An Open Jerusalem
September 25, 2012
For the 1st day of Elul the second, sacred to Anu and Bel, a favorable day.
The festivals in Nisan and Elul are distinctly of a solar character.
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.The Bible for Young People
The waters remain upon the surface of the land during the months of Elul and Tishri, and irrigate and fertilize it.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela
Benjamin of Tudela
For the remaining days of Elul, the ordinances have much the same character as those instanced.
- (in the Jewish calendar) the sixth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the twelfth month of the civil year, usually falling within August and September
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