Pentecost

noun Pen·te·cost \ ˈpen-ti-ˌkȯst , -ˌkäst \

Definition of Pentecost

1 : shavuot
2 : a Christian feast on the seventh Sunday after Easter commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles called also Whitsunday

Origin and Etymology of pentecost

Middle English, from Old English pentecosten, from Late Latin pentecoste, from Greek pentēkostē, literally, fiftieth day, from pentēkostos fiftieth, from pentēkonta fifty, from penta- + -konta (akin to Latin viginti twenty) — more at vigesimal


Pentecost

geographical name Pen·te·cost \ ˈpen-ti-ˌkȯst , -ˈkäst \

Definition of Pentecost

island of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific population 31,500

PENTECOST Defined for English Language Learners

Pentecost

Definition of Pentecost for English Language Learners

  • : a Christian holiday on the seventh Sunday after Easter that celebrates the appearance of the Holy Spirit to the apostles


Pentecost

Definition of Pentecost for English Language Learners

  • : a Christian holiday on the seventh Sunday after Easter that celebrates the appearance of the Holy Spirit to the apostles


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