Shavuot

noun Sha·vu·ot
variants: or less commonly Shavuoth or play \shə-ˈvü-ˌōt, -ˌōth, -ˌōs, -əs\

Definition of Shavuot

:a Jewish holiday observed on the sixth and seventh of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai called also Pentecost

Origin and Etymology of shavuot

Hebrew shābhūʽōth, plural of shābhūaʽ week


SHAVUOT Defined for English Language Learners

Shavuot

noun

Definition of Shavuot for English Language Learners

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


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