Pentecost

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

Definition of Pentecost

  1. 1 :  shavuot

  2. 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

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

Definition of Pentecost

  1. island of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific population 31,500


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