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Strong's #5212 - נִיסָן

Root Word (Etymology)
probably of foreign origin
Parts of Speech
proper noun
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Nisan = “their flight”

1) the 1st month of the Jewish calendar corresponding to March or April

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
NAS (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
HCS (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
BSB (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
ESV (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
WEB (2)
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 נִיסָן proper name of 1st month (loan-word from Babylonian Nisannu, compare Schr COT Nehemiah 1.. 1 Muss-Arn JBL xi. 1 (1892). 76; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; so Nabataean, Palmyrene, see Lzb323); — only post-exile: ׳חֹדֶשׁ נ Nehemiah 2:1; Esther 3:7 ( + הָרִאשׁוֺן הַחֹדֶשׁ), = pre-exile הָאָבִּיב (הֹדֶשׁ). — On sacredness of Nisan compare also RS Semitic i. 387; 2 d ed. 406 f.

נִיצוֺץ see נצץ. נֵיר see נֵר.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נִיסָן masc. Nisan, the first month of the Hebrews, called in the Pentateuch חֹדֶשׁ הָאָבִיב which see; Nehemiah 2:1; Esther 3:7 Syr., Chald., and Arab. id. Apparently נִיסָן is for נִיצָן, or נִצָּן and denotes the month of flowers, from נֵץ, נִצָּן a flower.

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List of Word Forms
נִיסָ֔ן נִיסָ֗ן ניסן nî·sān niSan nîsān
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