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Sabbath

noun Sab·bath \ˈsa-bəth\

Definition of SABBATH

1
a :  the seventh day of the week observed from Friday evening to Saturday evening as a day of rest and worship by Jews and some Christians
b :  Sunday observed among Christians as a day of rest and worship
2
:  a time of rest

Origin of SABBATH

Middle English sabat, from Anglo-French & Old English, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbāth, literally, rest
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke
SABBATH Defined for Kids

Sabbath

noun Sab·bath \ˈsa-bəth\

Definition of SABBATH for Kids

:  a day of the week that is regularly observed as a day of rest and worship <Jews observe the Sabbath from Friday evening to Saturday evening.>

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