Hebrew year

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hebrew year a lunisolar year, of 12 or 13 months of 29 or 30 days—in every cycle of nineteen years the 3d, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th having thirteen months instead of twelve
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geár, gér; Ger. jahr, Ice. ár, Gr. hōra, season.

Usage

In literature:

And more than twenty years later the old lady might have been seen dauntlessly beginning the study of Hebrew.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr. Taylor, author of the famous Hebrew Concordance, which was published in two volumes folio, and was the labour of fourteen years.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Here we are overrun by them again after forty years' insurrection, and by the Hebrews to boot.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
In the Hebrew Institute the average of absence for all causes was, during the first year, less than eight per cent.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
The Hebrews had been more than two hundred years in the house of bondage.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
The same year a Frenchman came from Basle, whom the Queen of Navarre had sent that he should learn Hebrew.
"The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a schoolmaster of the sixteenth century." by Thomas Platter
A'DAR, the twelfth month of the Hebrew sacred and sixth of the civil year, answering to part of February and part of March.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Four thousand years ago the ancient Hebrews probably asked the same question.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
About forty Muhammad began to develop prophetic characteristics like those of the Hebrew prophets twelve hundred years before him.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
Some of these old Hebrew manuscripts were withdrawn from their covering of dust in the cabinets of the Jews about the year 1517.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In poetry:

But though at first amused,
Yet after seven years,
This Hebrew child got rather riled,
And melted into tears.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'T was then there lived a captive Hebrew pair;
In woe the embraces of their youth had past;
And blest their paler years one daughter; fair
She flourish'd, like a lonely rose, the last
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

On Saturday, she will have a bat mitzvah to mark the culmination of her years of studying Hebrew and the beginning of her journey into Jewish adulthood.
An investment of more than two years studying Hebrew stood Ezra Ezekiel "Zeke" Winchell in good stead when the Walla Walla youth became a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment).
The Hebrew year 5773 and the month of Tishrei will soon be here.
I confess, I text my 7 and 10 year olds in Hebrew at bedtime.
Alumni coming to mark Hebrew camp's 60 years.
This year the shows are being held at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street, Vineyard Haven.
Rosh Hashana h literally means "Head of the Year" in Hebrew.
Services ushering in the year 5773 on the Hebrew calendar featured the blowing of the shofar, a ram's horn.
Roberta Sanderson, wearing a blue dress, portrays a Hebrew singer in last year's " Walk Through Bethlehem" staged by Samoset First Baptist and Southside Baptist.
Roberta Sanderson, wearing a blue dress, portrays a Hebrew singer in last year's "Walk Through Bethlehem" staged by Samoset First Baptist and Southside Baptist.
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