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A·dar

 (ä-där′, ä′där)
n.
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.]
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Adar

(aˈdar)
n
(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)
[from Hebrew]
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A•dar

(əˈdɑr)

n.
the sixth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew ădhār]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Adar - the sixth month of the civil yearAdar - 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
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