or Rosh Ha·sha·na, Rosh Ha·sho·noh, Rosh Ha·sho·no
[ rohsh hah-shaw-nuh, -shah-, huh-, rawsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew rohsh hah-shaw-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew rawsh hah-shah-nah ]
/ ˈroʊʃ hɑˈʃɔ nə, -ˈʃɑ-, hə-, ˈrɔʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈroʊʃ hɑˈʃɔ nə; Sephardic Hebrew ˈrɔʃ hɑ ʃɑˈnɑ /
a Jewish high holy day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and only on the first day by Reform Jews.
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Origin of Rosh Hashanah
First recorded in 1840–50, Rosh Hashanah is from the Hebrew word rōsh hashshānāh literally, beginning of the year
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British Dictionary definitions for rosh hashanah
/ (ˈrɒʃ həˈʃɑːnə, Hebrew ˈrɔʃ haʃaˈna) /
the festival marking the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri, and marked by penitential prayers and by the blowing of the shofar
Word Origin for Rosh Hashanah
from Hebrew rōsh hasshānāh, literally: beginning of the year, from rōsh head + hash-shānāh year
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Cultural definitions for rosh hashanah
[ (rosh-huh-shah-nuh; rosh-huh-shoh-nuh) ]
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