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I·yaralso 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.]
(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
or Iy•yar(iˈyɑr, ˈi yɑr)
the eighth month of the Jewish calendar.
[1730–40; < Hebrew iyyār]
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|Noun||1.||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