Lag b'Omer

noun

ˈläg-ˈbō-mər How to pronounce Lag b'Omer (audio)
ˌläg-bə-ˈō-
: a Jewish holiday falling on the 33rd day of the Omer and commemorating the heroism of Bar Kokhba and Akiba ben Joseph

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew, 33rd in Omer

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lag b'Omer was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Lag b'Omer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lag%20b%27Omer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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