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[Sephardic Hebrew shah-baht]
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noun Hebrew.
  1. Sabbath(def 1).
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Shabbos or Shabbes (ˈʃɑːbəs)

noun plural Shabbatot (ˌʃɑːbɑːˈtot), Shabbosos (ʃɑːˈbosəs) or Shabbosim (ʃɑːbosəm)
  1. Judaism another word for the Sabbath
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Word Origin

from Hebrew shabbāth; see Sabbath
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Word Origin and History for shabbat



1934, from Hebrew shabbat (see Sabbath). Earlier in English as Shabbos (1870), from Yiddish shabes.

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