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[tish-ree, -rey]
  1. the first month of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of Tishri

From the Hebrew word tishrī
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Historical Examples

  • The proclamation issued to the whole Jewish world (Tishri 24—October 6) was its only momentous action thereafter.

    History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)

    Heinrich Graetz

  • The waters remain upon the surface of the land during the months of Elul and Tishri, and irrigate and fertilize it.

  • As the last of the group comes Shamash himself, to whom the seventh month, Tishri (or Tashritum), is sacred.

  • It is to be noted that this month—Tishri—is the festival month among the Hebrews and originally also among the Arabs.

  • Tishri, moreover, as has been pointed out, is a sacred month in a peculiar sense.

British Dictionary definitions for tishri


  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the seventh month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the first month of the civil year, usually falling within September and October
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Word Origin

from Hebrew
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