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 (kĭs′ləv, kēs-lĕv′)
The ninth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew kislēw, from Akkadian kislimu, kisliwu, a month name (November/December).]


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the ninth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the third month of the civil year, usually falling within November and December
[from Hebrew]


(ˈkɪs ləv, kisˈlɛv)

the third month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew kislēw]
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Noun1.Kislev - the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)
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
Channukah, Channukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights, Feast of the Dedication, Festival of Lights, Hannukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar