Definition of Tebet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtāvās/ Pronunciation: /-vāt/ Pronunciation: /teˈvet/
(also Tevet)


(In the Jewish calendar) the fourth month of the civil and tenth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of December and January.
Example sentences
  • The Tenth of Tevet commemorates the day when Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem.
  • On the Tenth of Tevet, 2,500 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar began his siege of Jerusalem.
  • The Rabbi relates the following story: On the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet during the height of World War II, Rabbi Aharon took a well-known activist on a train trip to Washington.


From Hebrew ṭēḇēṯ.

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Syllabification: Te·bet

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