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 (nĭs′ən, nē-sän′)
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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(ˈni sɑn, ˈnɪs ən, niˈsɑn)

the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
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Noun1.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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In Exodus 12, God addresses Moses and Aaron directly, telling them that Nisan, the month of the Exodus from Egypt, "shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you." (Though the Bible does not actually use the word "Nisan": the names of the months as we know them are Babylonian and date from the Babylonian exile in the 6th century B.C.E.) It makes perfect sense that Nisan, which marks the beginning of Jewish freedom and includes the most important Jewish holiday, Passover, would be the month chosen to begin the year.
Nisan Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker Provincial Assembly of Sind.
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Avotaynu has declared the month of Nisan 5765 (April 10-May 9)--the Passover season--as "Jewish Genealogy Month." In association with this event, a poster was created that will be distributed to Jewish genealogical societies free of charge for posting in synagogues and other Jewish institutions in their area.
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One Thursday evening in the month of Nisan, in early spring, after sharing a last meal with his disciples, Jesus is arrested.
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For the latest financial year ending March 31, Nisan posted a net profit of JPY319 billion, about USD2.95 billion, down 57% from the year before.
The Nisan Design Studio interior personalisation pack allows for brightly coloured inserts to be added, free of charge.
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