noun Sab·bath \ˈsa-bəth\

Definition of Sabbath

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

  2. 2 :  a time of rest

Origin and Etymology 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

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