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For the 2003 film, see Aviv (film).

Aviv (Hebrew: אביב‎) has several related meanings in Hebrew:

  • The basic meaning of the word aviv is the stage in the growth of grain when the seeds have reached full size and are filling with starch, but have not dried yet. During the plague of hail (Exodus 9:31), the barley was said to be aviv and the flax giv`ol.
  • Since Passover is always celebrated on 15–21 (or 22 outside Israel) Nisan, near the beginning of spring, "Holiday of Aviv". Pesach or Passover is always on the 14th of Nisan. The first day of Chag ha Matzoh or the Feast of Unleavened Bread is always the day after that, the 15th of Nisan.[3] Hebrew: Chag Ha'Aviv חג האביב‎ is an additional name for Passover.
  • Aviv is also a Hebrew male given name (the female equivalent is Aviva) for example:


  1. ^ Ruth 1:22;2:2
  2. ^ "From Spring Hill to Independence". 
  3. ^ Leviticus 23:5,6

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.