: the seventh month of the civil year or the first month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Nisan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Jewish calendar, Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which typically falls between March and April. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2024 Passover, or Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday during the month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, usually falling in March or April. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Hebrew Nīsān

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Nisan was in the 14th century

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“Nisan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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