Rosh Hashanah


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Rosh Ha·sha·nah

also Rosh Ha·sha·na or Rosh Ha·sho·na or Rosh Ha·sho·nah  (rôsh′ hə-shô′nə, -shä′-, hä-, hä-shä-nä′)
n.
The Jewish New Year, observed on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri and marked by solemnity as well as festivity.

[Hebrew rō'š haš-šānâ : rō'š, head, beginning; see rʔš in Semitic roots + ha-, the + šānâ, year; see šn in Semitic roots.]

Rosh Hashanah

(ˈrɒʃ həˈʃɑːnə; Hebrew ˈrɔʃ haʃaˈna) or

Rosh Hashana

n
(Judaism) the festival marking the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri, and marked by penitential prayers and by the blowing of the shofar
[from Hebrew rōsh hasshānāh, literally: beginning of the year, from rōsh head + hash-shānāh year]

Rosh Ha•sha•nah

(or Ha•sha•na)

(ˈroʊʃ hɑˈʃɔ nə, -ˈʃɑ-, hə-, ˈrɔʃ; Heb. ˈrɔʃ hɑ ʃɑˈnɑ)
n.
the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first or first and second days of Tishri.
[1840–50; < Hebrew rōsh hashshānāh literally, beginning of the year]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rosh Hashanah - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of TishriRosh Hashanah - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
High Holiday, High Holy Day - Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
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