[ 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.
The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
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Origin of Lag b'Omer
1900–05; < Hebrew lagh bāʿōmer, equivalent to lagh 33rd + bā, variant of bə in + ʿōmer Omer
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/ 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
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