[ er-ev; English er-uh v ]
/ ˈɛr ɛv; English ˈɛr əv /
the day before a Jewish holiday or the Jewish Sabbath: Erev Yom Kippur.
Origin of erev
ʿerebh literally, eve, evening
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Examples from the Web for erev
It was Erev Yom Kippur [the night before Yom Kippur] and that was an amazing dinner.
Indeed, I never enjoyed myself so much as on this Erev Passover.Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago|Hannah Trager
It was Erev Yomtov (the day before the holiday), and no washing was to be had.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for erev
/ (ˈɛrɛv) /
(in combination) Judaism the day before; the eve oferev Shabbat (the Sabbath eve, i.e., Friday); erev Pesach (the day before Passover)
Word Origin for erev
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