Lag b'Omer

[ 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.

Origin of Lag b'Omer

1900–05; < Hebrew lagh bāʿōmer, equivalent to lagh 33rd + bā, variant of in + ʿōmer Omer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lag b'omer

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

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