sab·​bat ˈsa-bət How to pronounce sabbat (audio)
often capitalized
: any of eight neo-pagan religious festivals commemorating phases of the changing seasons

Examples of sabbat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most often these rituals, a part of Wiccan spiritual practice, celebrated the cycle of the seasons in eight holidays called sabbats. Helen A. Berger, The Conversation, 26 July 2023 Rituals are held for each sabbat. Helen A. Berger, The Conversation, 29 Oct. 2020

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Word History


French, literally, sabbath, from Latin sabbatum

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sabbat was in 1652

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“Sabbat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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