Adar Sheni


Adar She·​ni ä-ˌdär-shā-ˈnē How to pronounce Adar Sheni (audio)
: the month of the Jewish calendar that takes the place of Adar in leap years see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Word History


Hebrew Ădhār Shēnī second Adar

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adar Sheni was in 1891

Dictionary Entries Near Adar Sheni

Cite this Entry

“Adar Sheni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?