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The twelfth or thirteenth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. In leap years, it is known as Adar Sheni. See Table at calendar.
[Hebrew 'ădār, from Akkadian adaru, addaru, month corresponding to parts of February and March.]
(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the twelfth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the sixth month of the civil year, usually falling within February and March. In a leap year, an additional month Adar Rishon (first Adar) is intercalated between Shevat and Adar, and the latter is known as Adar Sheni (second Adar)
the sixth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew ădhār]
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|Noun||1.||Adar - the sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March)|
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Purim - (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar