ä-ˈdär How to pronounce Adar (audio)
: the 6th month of the civil year or the 12th month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Adar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her grandmother Yaffa Adar was freed by Hamas during the cease-fire and later released from the hospital. James Longman, ABC News, 13 Dec. 2023 One 85-year-old abductee, Yaffa Adar, keptprecise track of her days in captivity, her granddaughter proudly related. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Yaffa Adar, the grandmother who was driven into Gaza in her own golf cart, found out her home is a charred ruin. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 Yael's 38-year-old son, Tamir Adar, remained in captivity. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 25 Nov. 2023 Here are their stories: Adina Moshe, 72, and Yaffa Adar, 85 Adina Moshe and Yaffa Adar were both kidnapped from the same community as Katzir, Kibbutz Nir Oz. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 24 Nov. 2023 The Israeli hostages handed over Friday ranged in age from 2 to 85 — the eldest person freed, Yaffa Adar, had been shown in video from the day of the attack being spirited away by Hamas in a golf cart. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Israeli authorities identified those freed Friday, in addition to Katz Asher and her daughters, as Danielle Aloni, 45, and Emilia Aloni, 5; Ruth Munder, 78, Keren Munder, 54, and Ohad Munder, 9; Adina Moshe, 72; Chana Katzir, 76; Margalit Mozes, 77; Chana Peri, 79; and Yaffa Adar, 85. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 As many as seven octogenarians may be among the hostages, including Yaffa Adar, who is eighty-five. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2023

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Word History


Middle English, from Hebrew Ădhār

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adar was in the 14th century

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“Adar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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