Shabbat

noun
Shab·​bat | \ shə-ˈbät How to pronounce Shabbat (audio) , ˈshä-bəs How to pronounce Shabbat (audio) \

Definition of Shabbat

: the Jewish Sabbath

First Known Use of Shabbat

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shabbat

Hebrew shabbāth

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The first known use of Shabbat was circa 1905

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