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 (ä-där′, ä′där)
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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(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)
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the sixth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew ădhār]
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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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Agus ard a's an adhar, bha na topagan a' seinn, agus an drasda 's a-rithist bha na guilbnich ag eigheachd ri cheile.
Ram Adhar had identified in the court the four accused as those who had robbed and assaulted him on the night of December 16, 2012.
Adults often resort to euphemisms -- "He's gone away," "She's looking down on us," "He's in a better place." In "Hikayeh wa Adhar," writer-illustrator Hussein Nakhal and illustrator David Habchy tell the story of an 8-year-old boy and his struggle to come to terms with the death of his mother.
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Deputy chairman of the association of wood panel companies (Apkindo) Abbas Adhar blamed the government policy of reducing logging quota for the poor performance of the plywood industry.