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Naso is a genus of fish in the surgeonfish family, Acanthuridae. Fish of this genus are known commonly as unicornfishes because of the "rostral protuberance", a hornlike extension of the snout present in some species.
This genus is distributed across the Indo-Pacific from Africa to Hawaii.
Naso or NASO may refer to:Biology
- Naso (genus), the unicorn fishes
- Catasetum naso, a species of orchid
- Kurixalus naso, a species of frog
- Parnara naso, a skipper butterfly
- Naso (surname)
- Naso (people), also known as Teribe or Tjer-di, indigenous to Panama
- Naso, Sicily, a town in the province of Messina, Sicily
- Naso (parsha), in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading
- NASO, a U.S. Naval Aviation Supply Officer, a warfare qualification device in the Navy Supply Corps
- National Adult School Organization (NASO) in the United Kingdom
Naso or Nasso ( — Hebrew for "take a census" or "lift up," the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 35th weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Numbers. It constitutes Naso has the largest number of letters, words, and verses of any of the 54 weekly Torah portions. The parashah is made up of 8,632 Hebrew letters, 2,264 Hebrew words, and 176 verses, and can occupy about 311 lines in a Torah Scroll (, Sefer Torah).
Jews generally read it in late May or June, typically (though not always) on the first Shabbat after Shavuot.
As this parashah includes the story of the consecration of the Tabernacle, Jews also read parts of it as Torah readings on the eight days of Hanukkah, when they commemorate the reconsecration of the Temple in Jerusalem. is the Torah reading for the first day; is the Torah reading for the second day; is the Torah reading for the third day; is the Torah reading for the fourth day; is the Torah reading for the fifth day; is the second Torah reading for the sixth day of Hanukkah, which, because it falls on Rosh Chodesh, has as its first reading; is the Torah reading for the seventh day when it does not fall on Rosh Chodesh; and is the second Torah reading for the seventh day when it does fall on Rosh Chodesh, in which case is the first reading; and is the Torah reading for the eighth day. When a day of Hanukkah falls on a Sabbath, however, the regular weekly Torah reading for that Sabbath is the first Torah reading for that day, and the following readings from Parashah Naso are the maftir Torah readings: is the maftir Torah reading for the first day; is the maftir Torah reading for the second day; is the maftir Torah reading for the third day; is the maftir Torah reading for the fourth day; is the maftir Torah reading for the fifth day; is the maftir Torah reading for the sixth day of Hanukkah, which, because it falls on Rosh Chodesh, has as its sixth aliyah; is the maftir Torah reading for the seventh day; and is the maftir Torah reading for the eighth day.
The parashah addresses priestly duties, purifying the camp, restitution for wrongs committed, the wife accused of unfaithfulness ( sotah), the nazirite, the Priestly Blessing, and the consecration of the Tabernacle.
Naso is the surname of the following people
- Bob Naso (born 1937), American college football coach
- Gianluca Naso (born 1987), Italian tennis player
- Joseph Naso (born 1934), American serial killer
- Lucius Antonius Naso, Roman tribune from the 1st century AD
- Marcus Actorius Naso, Roman writer from the 1st century BC
- Ovid (43 BC – AD 17), also known as Publius Ovidius Naso