Shavuot

noun
Sha·​vu·​ot
variants: or less commonly Shavuos or Shavuoth or \ shə-​ˈvü-​ˌōt How to pronounce Shavuot (audio) , -​ˌōth , -​ˌōs , -​əs \

Definition of Shavuot

: 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

First Known Use of Shavuot

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shavuot

Hebrew shābhūʽōth, plural of shābhūaʽ week

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The first known use of Shavuot was in 1613

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“Shavuot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shavuot. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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Shavuot

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English Language Learners Definition of Shavuot

: a Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after the first day of Passover

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