Shemini Atzereth


She·​mi·​ni Atze·​reth shə-ˈmē-nē-ät-ˈser-ət How to pronounce Shemini Atzereth (audio)
: a Jewish festival following the seventh day of Sukkoth and marked by a special prayer for seasonal rain

Word History


Late Hebrew shĕmīnī ʽăṣereth, from Hebrew shĕmīnī eighth + ʽăṣereth assembly

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shemini Atzereth was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

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

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