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[ee-yahr, ee-yahr]
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  1. the eighth month of the Jewish calendar.

Origin of Iyar

First recorded in 1730–40, Iyar is from the Hebrew word iyyār
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Examples from the Web for iyar

Historical Examples

  • In commemoration of the taking of the Acra, the 23rd Iyar (May 17) was ordered thenceforth to be kept as a day of rejoicing.

    History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)

    Heinrich Graetz

  • On that one day (16th Iyar), more than three thousand six hundred men perished.

British Dictionary definitions for iyar



  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the second month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the eighth month of the civil year, usually falling within April and May

Word Origin

from Hebrew
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