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Shavuot

noun Sha·vu·ot \shə-ˈvü-ˌōt, -ˌōth, -ˌōs, -əs\

Simple Definition of Shavuot

  • : a Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after the first day of Passover

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Shavuot

  1. :  a Jewish holiday observed on the sixth and seventh of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai —called also Pentecost

Variants of shavuot

also Shavuoth or Shabuoth play \shə-ˈvü-ˌōt, -ˌōth, -ˌōs, -əs\

Origin of shavuot

Hebrew shābhūʽōth, plural of shābhūaʽ week


First Known Use: 1846


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