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or Nis·san

[nee-sahn, nis-uh n, nee-sahn]
  1. the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
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Historical Examples

  • This month is sacred to Anu and Bel, just like Nisan, the first month.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • The festivals in Nisan and Elul are distinctly of a solar character.

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

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • In the month of Adar is the barley-harvest, and in the month of Nisan the wheat-harvest.

  • John seems clearly to place it on the day before the Passover--13 Nisan.

British Dictionary definitions for nisan


  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
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Word Origin

from Hebrew
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