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

  • n. See Adar Sheni.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The thirteenth, or intercalary, month of the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar, which is added about every third year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The thirteenth or intercalary month which is added to the Jewish year about every third year, after Adar (the last month of the sacred or ecclesiastical year).

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

  • n. included seven times in every 19 years


Hebrew wa-'ădār, and Adar : wə-, wa-, and; see w in Semitic roots + ădār, Adar; see Adar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • When the season was backward, and the lambs not yet of a paschal size, or the barley not forward enough for abib, then a month called Veadar, i.e., a second Adar, was intercalated.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The intercalary month, Veadar, is introduced in embolismic years in order that Passover, the 15th day of Nisan, may be kept at its proper season, which is the full moon of the vernal equinox, or that which takes place after the sun has entered the sign Aries.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"


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