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or Shavuot, Shavuos, Shabuoth, Shabuot

[Sephardic Hebrew shah-voo-awt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-voo-ohs, -uh s] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑ vuˈɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈvu oʊs, -əs/
noun, Judaism.
a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
Origin of Shavuoth
First recorded in 1890-95, Shavuoth is from the Hebrew word Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks Unabridged
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/ʃəˈvuːəs; -əʊs; Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt/
the Hebrew name for Pentecost (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Hebrew shābhū`ōth, plural of shābhūā` week
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Word Origin and History for shavuot

1892, from Hebrew šabuot, plural of šabua "week."

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