variants or less commonly Shavuos or Shavuoth or Shabuoth
shə-ˈvü-ˌōt How to pronounce Shavuot (audio)
: a Jewish holiday observed on the sixth of Sivan and by Orthodox and Conservative Jews in the Diaspora also on the seventh of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai

called also Pentecost

Word History


Hebrew shābhūʽōth, plural of shābhūaʽ week

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shavuot was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Shavuot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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