ראש השנה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ראש (rosh-, head of) + השנה (hashaná, the year); hence literally “the head of the year”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ראש השנה (rosh-hashanám

  1. Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year: a holiday beginning on the first day of the month of Tishrei and marking the beginning of the Jewish liturgical year.
  2. (more generally) Any of the four new years laid out in the Mishnah.

Proper noun[edit]

ראש השנה (rosh-hashanám

  1. Rosh Hashanah; a book of the Mishnah, and the corresponding books of the Gemarah.

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