Definition of Hesvan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈKHeSHvän/ Pronunciation: /ˈhesvən/
(also Chesvan, Heshvan)


(In the Jewish calendar) the second month of the civil and eighth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of October and November.
Example sentences
  • In Ethiopia, on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, members of the Jewish community fasted.
  • Let the rains of Heshvan bring us comfort and possibilities for endless growth, spiritually and intellectually.
  • But the pious man's grain, which had been sown in the second half of Heshvan, was saved.


From Hebrew ḥešwān.

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Syllabification: Hes·van

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