[ lahg -boh-mer, buh-oh-mer ]
/ lɑg ˈboʊ mər, bəˈoʊ mɛr /
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.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Origin of Lag b'Omer
1900–05; <Hebrew lagh bāʿōmer, equivalent to lagh “33rd” + bā, variant of bə “in” + ʿōmer Omer
Words nearby Lag b'Omer
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for Lag b'Omer
/ Hebrew (laɡ bəˈɔmɛr, English læɡ ˈbəʊmə) /
a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar
Word Origin for Lag b'Omer
Hebrew, literally: 33rd (day) of the Omer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012