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Hesh·van

also Hesh·wan  (KHĕsh′vən, -vän)
n.
The eighth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew ḥešwān, short for marḥešwān, from Akkadian araḫsamnu, waraḫsamnu, a month name : arḫu, warḫu, month; see wrḫ in Semitic roots + samnu, eighth (from samāne, eight; see ṯmny in Semitic roots).]
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Heshvan

(xɜʃˈvɑn)
n
(Judaism) a variant spelling of Cheshvan
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Hesh•van

(ˈhɛʃ vən, -vɑn, ˈxɛʃ-)

also Cheshvan



n.
the second month of the Jewish calendar.
Also called Marheshvan , Marcheshvan.
[1825–35; < Hebrew (mar)ḥeshwān]
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Noun1.Heshvan - the second month of the civil year; the eighth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in October and November)
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
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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