n. The seventh month of the Jewish calendar (or first if counting from it).
"Nisan marks the birth of spring, signaled by the arrival of new buds and the birth of the Israelite nation. Physical and spiritual seeds are planted in Nisan—seeds for the summer crop and seeds of freedom and liberation." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. נִיסָן nisán > Yid. ניסן nisn
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- 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).
Who Uses This
Nissan, Nisn, Nissen, Nisen
Edit Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.