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[siv-uh n; Hebrew see-vahn]
  1. the ninth month of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of Sivan

From the Hebrew word sīwān
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Examples from the Web for sivan

Historical Examples

  • In the month Sivan there was mourning for the kings mother in Akkad.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • He returned to Nineveh and on the 8th of Sivan (May) formally ascended the throne.

    A Primer of Assyriology

    Archibald Henry Sayce

  • He returned to Nineveh, and on the 8th of Sivan was crowned king.

  • Sivan is "Maha-Kalan," the great incarnation of Time, and the mighty destroyer of all things.

  • On the 26th day of the month Sivan, in the seventh year, the day was turned into night, and fire in the midst of heaven.

British Dictionary definitions for sivan


  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the third month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the ninth month of the civil year, usually falling within May and June
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Word Origin

from Hebrew
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