Shavuoth

[ʃə'vu:əs, ʃα:vʊ'ɒt]
(also Shavuot)
noun a major Jewish festival held fifty days after the second day of Passover, originally a harvest festival but now also commemorating the giving of the Torah.
Origin
from Heb. šāū῾ōṯ 'weeks', with ref. to the weeks between Passover and Pentecost.

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  • Shavuoth — n. Jewish holiday celebrating the day Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, Feast of Weeks (alternate spelling for Shavuot) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shavuoth — Sha•vu•oth or Sha•vu•ot [[t]ʃəˈvu oʊs, ʃɑ vuˈɔt[/t]] n. jud a Jewish festival, celebrated on the sixth or sixth and seventh days of Sivan, that commemorates God s giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses Also called Feast of Weeks Pentecost… …   From formal English to slang

  • Shavuoth — n. (also Shavuot) the Jewish Pentecost. Etymology: Heb. sabucirc ocirct, = weeks, with ref. to the weeks between Passover and Pentecost …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feast of Weeks — Shavuoth. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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

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  • Hallel — /hah layl /; Seph. Heb. /hah lel /; Ashk. Heb. /hah layl/, n. Judaism. a liturgical prayer consisting of all or part of Psalms 113 118, recited on Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hodesh. [1695 1705; < Heb hallel praise] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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