Cheshvan

or Hesh·van

[ hesh-vuhn, -vahn, khesh- ]

noun
  1. the second month of the Jewish calendar.

Origin of Cheshvan

1
First recorded in 1825–35; from Hebrew kheshvān, shortened from markheshvān, from Akkadian araḫsamnu, waraḫsamnu, literally, “eighth month,” from arḫu(m), warḫu(m) “month, moon” (cognate with Hebrew yārēakh “moon”) + samnu “eighth” (ordinal form of samāne “eight”; cognate with Hebrew shmônāh )

Words Nearby Cheshvan

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for Cheshvan

Cheshvan

Heshvan

/ (xɛʃˈvan) /


noun
  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the eighth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the second month of the civil year, usually falling within October and November: Also called: Marcheshvan

Origin of Cheshvan

1
from Hebrew

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012