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(marxɛʃˈvan) or


(Judaism) another word for Cheshvan
[from Hebrew mar bitter (because it contains no festivals) + Cheshvan]
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(ˈhɛʃ vən, -vɑn, ˈxɛʃ-)

also Cheshvan

the second month of the Jewish calendar.
Also called Marheshvan , Marcheshvan.
[1825–35; < Hebrew (mar)ḥeshwān]
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