Adar Bet

Pronunciations

Adar Bet (ah-DAR BET) listen
Adar Sheni (ah-DAR shay-NEE) listen
Adar II (ah-DAR TOO) listen

Definitions

  • n. A second month of Adar which is added into the Jewish calendar seven times every nineteen years, creating a leap year.

Example Sentences

  • "The last Adar II was 2022. (Yes?) When will the next Adar II cycle around? Is there a "formula" on how the Rabbis use to determine which year is next? Did the establishment of the formula really start back during the days of King Hezekiah?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • TH אדר ב 'lit. Adar two'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Adar Sheni, Adar II, Adar 2, Adar Two

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