Shavuot


Shavuot
Shavuot [shä vo͞o′ōt, shə vo͞o′ōs]
n.
[< Heb (chag-ha) shavuot, (the Feast of) Weeks < shavua, week < sheva, seven; akin to IE * septṃ, seven]
a Jewish holiday, the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, originally celebrating the spring harvest, now chiefly commemorating the revelation of the Law at Mount Sinai: celebrated on the 6th & 7th days of Sivan

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  • Shavuot — noun (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments • Syn: ↑Shavous, ↑Shabuoth, ↑Shavuoth, ↑Pentecost, ↑Feast of Weeks • Derivationally related forms: ↑pentecostal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shavuot — UK [ˌʃɑːvuˈɒt] / US [ʃəˈvuˌoʊt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Shavuot : singular Shavuot plural Shavuots a festival in May or June held 50 days after passover, that Jews celebrate as the day when God gave the ten commandments to Moses …   English dictionary

  • Shavuot — noun A Jewish holiday, originally a harvest festival but also commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah,… …   Wiktionary

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  • Shavuot — Sha|vu|ot n →↑Pentecost …   Dictionary of contemporary English