כסלו

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒌗𒃶 (itikislimu).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

כִּסְלֵו (kislévm

  1. Kislev (ninth month)
    • Tanach, Ezra 1:1, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      דִּבְרֵי נְחֶמְיָה בֶּן־חֲכַלְיָה וַיְהִי בְחֹדֶשׁ־כִּסְלֵו שְׁנַת עֶשְׂרִים וַאֲנִי הָיִיתִי בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָה׃
      Divréi Nḥemyá ben-Ḥăkhalyá - vayhí v-ḥódesh Kislév shnat 'esrím va-aní hayíti b-Shushán ha-birá.
      The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it came to pass in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the castle,
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Ta'anit 1:5:
      הִגִּיעַ רֹאשׁ חֹדֶשׁ כִּסְלֵו וְלֹא יָרְדוּ גְשָׁמִים, בֵּית דִּין גּוֹזְרִין שָׁלשׁ תַּעֲנִיוֹת עַל הַצִּבּוּר.
      Higía' Rosh Ḥódesh Kislév v-lo yardú g'shamím, beit din gozrín shalósh ta'aniyót 'al ha-tsibbúr.
      If the new moon of Kislev has arrived and no rain has fallen, the court ordains three fasts upon the community.
    • a. 500 C.E., Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 3b:
      דְּבָרִים שֶׁאָמַר חֲנָנִי לִנְחֶמְיָה בְּכִסְלֵיו, אֲמָרָן נְחֶמְיָה לַמֶּלֶךְ בְּנִיסָן.
      D'varím she-amár Ḥananí li-Nḥemyá b-Khislev, amarán Nḥemyá la-mélekh b-Nisan.
      The words that Hanani said to Nehemiah in Kislev, Nehemiah said to the king in Nisan.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Kislev
  • Yiddish: כּסלו (kislev)

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