Rosh Hashanah

noun
Rosh Ha·​sha·​nah | \ˌräsh-(h)ə-ˈshä-nə, ˌrōsh-, -ˈshō-\

Definition of Rosh Hashanah 

: the Jewish New Year observed on the first day and by Orthodox and Conservative Jews also on the second day of Tishri

First Known Use of Rosh Hashanah

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rosh Hashanah

Late Hebrew rōsh hashshānāh, literally, beginning of the year

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Rosh Hashanah

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English Language Learners Definition of Rosh Hashanah

: the Jewish New Year observed as a religious holiday in September or October

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Ha·​sha·​nah | \ˌrōsh-hə-ˈshō-nə \

Kids Definition of Rosh Hashanah

: the Jewish New Year observed as a religious holiday in September or October

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