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[uh-dahr; Sephardic Hebrew ah-dahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-dahr]
  1. the sixth month of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of Adar

From the Hebrew word ădhār
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Examples from the Web for adar

Historical Examples

  • It is observed in the month Adar, which corresponds with our February and March.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • In the month of Adar (12th month) Venus disappeared on the 25th day at sunrise.

  • From the 27th of Adar to the 3rd of Nisan there was lamentation in Akkad.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • And they ordained to keep this day year by year, the thirteenth day of Adar.

    The Bible Story

    Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

  • It lasts two days, being observed on the 14th and 15th of the month Adar.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for adar


  1. (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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Word Origin

from Hebrew
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