or Nis·san

[ nee-sahn, nis-uhn, nee-sahn ]

  1. the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.

Words Nearby Nisan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Nisan in a sentence

  • Some expositors claim that the beginning of the year in Ezekiel's vision was in the month of Nisan commemorating the Passover.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • In each case the Jewish year is reckoned as beginning with Nisan, the month of the spring equinox.

    The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder
  • M. On the eve of the fourteenth Nisan, search must be made for leaven by the light of a lamp .

  • The feast was opened on the evening of Nisan 14, Nisan being a spring month, and the first month of the Jewish year.

    A Brief Bible History | James Oscar Boyd
  • Ruth's time came at last, and it was also the time of the Feast of the Passover, being in the month of Nisan.

    The Scapegoat | Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for Nisan


/ (niːˈsan) /

  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the first month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the seventh month of the civil year, usually falling within March and April

Origin of Nisan

from Hebrew

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