Tevet (TAY-vet) listen
Tevet (tey-VEHT) listen


  • n. The fourth month of the Jewish calendar (or tenth if counting from Nisan).

Example Sentences

  • "The Talmud explains that the month of Tevet was a particularly opportune time, since the cold causes “the body to take pleasure from the body [of another].”" (source)

  • "The month of Tevet is one of the darker, lowly months of the year." (source)

  • "Although dark and difficult, Tevet is your opportunity to grow." (source)

  • "With the exception of the closing days of Chanukah, the month of Tevet contains no Yom Tov or festive day." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. טֵבֵת > Yid. טבֿת teyves

    • 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)


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      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings



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