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Lag b'Omer

[lahg boh-mer, buh-oh-mer]
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  1. a Jewish festival celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar, being the 33rd day of the Omer, traditionally in commemoration of the end of the plague that killed Rabbi Akiba's students or of the bravery of Bar Kokba.

Origin of Lag b'Omer

1900–05; < Hebrew lagh bāʿōmer, equivalent to lagh 33rd + bā, variant of in + ʿōmer Omer
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British Dictionary definitions for lag b'omer

Lag b'Omer

  1. a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar

Word Origin

Hebrew, literally: 33rd (day) of the Omer
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