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also Te·bet or Te·beth  (tā′vās, tĕ-vĕt′)
The tenth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew ṭēbēt, from Akkadian ṭebētu, a month name; see ṭbʕ in Semitic roots.]


(teˈvet) or


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the tenth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the fourth month of the civil year, usually falling within December and January
[from Hebrew]


or Te•bet

(tɛˈvɛt, teɪ-, ˈteɪ veɪs)

the fourth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew ṭēbhēth]
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Noun1.Tevet - the fourth month of the civil year; the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year (in December and January)
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
Channukah, Channukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights, Feast of the Dedication, Festival of Lights, Hannukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar