behizak (#), mâh-e behizaki (#)
Fr.: mois embolismique
1) In several → lunisolar calendars, an
→ intercalary month employed to preserve a seasonal relationship
between the Lunar and Solar cycles. For example, in the
→ Hebrew calendar the extra month,
called Adar Alef, was inserted after Shvat
so that the month of Nissan (month of spring) does not begin in winter.
M.E. embolisme, from M.L. embolismus "intercalation," from Gk. emballein "to throw into, to insert," from em- "in" + ballein "to throw" (source of the medical term embolism "the obstruction (of an artery, etc.) by a clot of blood, bubble of air, etc."); → month.
Behizak, from Mid.Pers. vihezagig or vihezakik "movable," from vihezag "movement, progression," from vihez- "to move, progress;" mâh, → month.