No. Of Syllables:2
No. Of Letters:4
Origin & Meaning
The meaning of Adar is "fire".
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The Adena people were prehistoric American Indian peoples that lived in the Ohio River valley and the adjacent regions of Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky from about 800 B.C. to 1 A.D. They were the first of three civilizations known as the Mound Builders. The Hopewell and the Mississippians were the second and third such civilizations.
The Adenas built cone shaped mounds for the dead. They also built animal shaped mounds that might have had a religious meaning. The burial mounds were built by pouring earth from thousands of baskets on top of a burned mortuary building probably as part of a burial ritual. Often a new mortuary structure would be placed atop the new mound and the process would occur again. After a number of these cycles, a quite prominent earthwork would be formed. The finished mounds generally ranged in size form 20 to 300 feed in diameter.
Although the Adenas were mostly known for these mounds there were also notable for their agricultural practices, pottery, artistic works and extensive trading network.
The Adena culture was named for the large mound found on the estate of Governor Thomas Worthington called Adena, in Chillicothe, Ohio. Thomas Worthington recorded that he chose Adena as the name for his estate because it referred to "places remarkable for the delightfulness of their situation".
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Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.
Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).
Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.
By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.
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After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.