[ el-oo l; Sephardic Hebrew e-lool; Ashkenazic Hebrew e-luh l ]
/ ˈɛl ʊl; Sephardic Hebrew ɛˈlul; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɛ ləl /


the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar.

Origin of Elul

From the Hebrew word ĕlūl
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British Dictionary definitions for elul

/ (ɛˈluːl) /


(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

Word Origin for Elul

from Hebrew
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