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The first month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
[Hebrew nîsān, from Akkadian nisānu, the first month in the Babylonian calendar (corresponding to parts of March and April), from Sumerian nisag, first fruits : nig, ni, thing, nominalizing pref. + sag, head, top, first.]
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(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the first month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the seventh month of the civil year, usually falling within March and April
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Ni•san(ˈni sɑn, ˈnɪs ən, niˈsɑn)
the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
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|Noun||1.||Nisan - the seventh month of the civil year; the first month of the ecclesiastic year (in March and April)|
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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