Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sixth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The sixth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Shevat and before Nisan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hebrew month, being the sixth of the civil and the twelfth of the ecclesiastical year, corresponding to the latter part of February and the first part of March.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March)

Etymologies

Hebrew 'ădār, from Akkadian adaru, addaru, month corresponding to parts of February and March.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew אֲדָר (adár). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And in the ninth year of the reign of Darius, on the twenty-third day of the twelfth month, which is by us called Adar, but by the Macedonians

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • Flashback to Laura's blind-date on Caprica and she's had second thoughts and tells the hunk to take a hike, then calls Adar's rep and says she'll join the campaign.

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  • Upton said he called Adar with news of the ruling and was told, "Can you imagine the coincidence?

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  • Were sent by the king's messengers to all provinces, to kill and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, little children, and women, in one day, that is, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, which is called Adar, and to make a spoil of their goods.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • So on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which as we have said above is called Adar, when all the Jews were designed to be massacred, and their enemies were greedy after their blood, the case being altered, the Jews began to have the upper hand, and to revenge themselves of their adversaries.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 19: Esther The Challoner Revision

  • Scorpion and so into Senna, and reach toward the south as far as Cadesbarne, from whence the frontiers shall go out to the town called Adar, and shall reach as far as Asemona.

    The Holy Bible: Douay-Rheims

  • On the Jewish Lunar Calendar, this celebration of the Jew´s victory over their enemies is always during the Full Moon on the 14th day of the 12th lunar month called Adar - one day after the Jews protected themselves successfully against their enemies on the 13th of Adar.

    American Chronicle

  • Moses - whose burial site is unknown - was born, and died (1273 BCE), on the 7th day of Adar, which is Israel's Memorial Day for soldiers, whose burial site is unknown.

    Israpundit

  • Adar, which is called in the Syrian language, the day before,.

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  • Judas also pursued them and slew them, and gave notice by the sound of the trumpets to the neighboring villages that he had conquered the enemy; which, when the inhabitants heard, they put on their armor hastily, and met their enemies in the face as they were running away, and slew them, insomuch that not one of them escaped out of this battle, who were in number nine thousand This victory happened to fall on the thirteenth day of that month which by the Jews is called Adar and by the Macedonians Dystrus; and the Jews thereon celebrate this victory every year, and esteem it as a festival day.

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