Adar

Pronunciations

Adar (ah-DAR) listen
Adar (UH-dar) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "Adar is my favorite Jewish month because we celebrate Purim!"

  • "Adar is the happiest, most joyous month of the Hebrew calendar." (source)

  • "Adar was the last month the Jewish people spent in Egypt before the Exodus." (source)

  • "Adar is the Jewish month of good fortune." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אדר adar

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Addar, Odar, Oder, Odder, Oddar, Adar Rishon

Notes

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