Tishah-b'Ab

noun

Tish·​ah-b'Ab ˈti-shə-ˌbäv How to pronounce Tishah-b'Ab (audio)
-ˌbȯv
: a Jewish holiday observed with fasting on the ninth of Ab in commemoration of the destruction of the temples at Jerusalem

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew tishʽāh bĕ Ābh ninth in Ab

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tishah-b'Ab was circa 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Tishah-b'Ab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tishah-b%27Ab. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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