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also Iy·yar  (ē-yär′, ē′yär′)
The second month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew 'iyyār, from Akkadian ayyaru, name of a month corresponding to parts of April and May, perhaps from ayyaru, rosette, blossom.]


(iˈjar) or


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the second month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the eighth month of the civil year, usually falling within April and May
[from Hebrew]


or Iy•yar

(iˈyɑr, ˈi yɑr)

the eighth month of the Jewish calendar.
[1730–40; < Hebrew iyyār]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Iyar - the eighth month of the civil year; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May)
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
Lag b'Omer - (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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