Dictionary.com

esbat

[ es-bat ]
/ ˈɛs bæt /
Save This Word!

noun

a convocation of witches.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of esbat

1965–70; apparently a contemporary borrowing of Old French esbat amusement, diversion (French ébat), derivative of esbattre frolic, equivalent to es-ex-1 + battre<Latin battuere pound, beat; compare obsolete English esbatement amusement
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for esbat

  • Though there was no fixed day for the Esbat, it seems probable that one day in the week was observed in each locality.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
  • The business carried on at the Esbat was usually the practice of magic for the benefit of a client or for the harming of an enemy.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
  • He found Bel-Esbat easily, and without more inquiries, rang, and the door opened.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen|Alexandre Dumas
FEEDBACK