Shemini Atzereth

She·​mi·​ni Atze·​reth | \ shə-ˈmē-nē-ät-ˈser-ət How to pronounce Shemini Atzereth (audio) , -əth, -əs \

Definition of Shemini Atzereth

: a Jewish festival following the seventh day of Sukkoth and marked by a special prayer for seasonal rain

First Known Use of Shemini Atzereth

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shemini Atzereth

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

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The first known use of Shemini Atzereth was in 1868

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“Shemini Atzereth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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