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[Sephardic Hebrew mahr-khesh-vahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahr-khesh-vahn; English mar-khesh-vuh n, -hesh-] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑr xɛʃˈvɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɑrˈxɛʃ vɑn; English mærˈxɛʃ vən, -ˈhɛʃ-/
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another word for Cheshvan
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from Hebrew mar bitter (because it contains no festivals) + Cheshvan
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Marcheshvan in the Bible

the post-biblical name of the month which was the eighth of the sacred and the second of the civil year of the Jews. It began with the new moon of our November. It is once called Bul (1 Kings 6:38). Assyrian, Arah Samna, "eighth month,"

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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