Definition of Nisan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɪs(ə)n//ˈniːsɑːn/


  • (in the Jewish calendar) the seventh month of the civil and first of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of March and April.

    • ‘Jesus is crucified on the ‘Day of Preparation’, so his last meal with his disciples would have been held on 14 Nisan, twenty-four hours before the Passover.’
    • ‘Why, you may ask, is it important to link Nisan and Adar - what is the connection?’
    • ‘An extra month is intercalated every three years, just before the month of Nisan.’
    • ‘The reality of the Holocaust is commemorated on Holocaust Day, which is observed in Israel on Nisan 27 and elsewhere on April 19 or 20.’
    • ‘They misplace the Passover meal on Nisan 14 instead of 15.’


From Hebrew nīsān.