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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

From רֹאשׁ(rosh-, head of) + הַשָּׁנָה(hashaná, the year); hence literally “the head of the year”.

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NounEdit

רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה (rosh-hashanám

  1. Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year: a holiday beginning on the first day of the month of Tishrei and marking the beginning of the Jewish liturgical year.
  2. (more generally) Any of the four new years laid out in the Mishnah.

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Proper nounEdit

רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה (rosh-hashanám

  1. Rosh Hashanah; a book of the Mishnah, and the corresponding books of the Gemarah.

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