One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Jewish calendar) the first month of the civil and seventh of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of September and October.
- ‘It stands for the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tisri.’
- ‘The major fast, Yom Kippur (Fast of Atonement), the holiest Jewish holiday, falls on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishri.’
- ‘In Lev. xvi. the single allusion to Azazel is as follows: On the tenth day of Tishri the high priest, after first performing the prescribed sacrifices for himself and his family, presented the victims for the sins of the people.’
- ‘The High Holy Days come in Autumn, at the start of the month of Tishri.’
- ‘The rules governing the detailed construction of the calendar are very complicated but the year begins on the first day of Tishri, an autumn month.’
From Hebrew tišrī.
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