Kis·​lev ˈki-sləf How to pronounce Kislev (audio)
: the third month of the civil year or the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Kislev in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The holiday always starts on the 25th day of Kislev, which is the ninth month of the Jewish calendar, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 14 July 2023 The first day of Hanukkah is always on the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar which is lunisolar — based on the movements of the sun and moon. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Hebrew Kislēw

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Kislev.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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