Shavuoth or Sha·vu·ot, Sha·vu·os, Sha·bu·oth, Sha·bu·ot [ shah-voo- Sephardic Hebrew awt; sh Ashkenazic Hebrew uh- voo-ohs, - uh s] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Judaism a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses. Origin of Shavuoth
First recorded in
1890–95, Shavuoth is from the Hebrew word Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks
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Examples from the Web for shavuot Contemporary Examples of shavuot
There is an odd convergence of themes around the festival of
In honor of the confluence of Memorial Day and
Shavuot, Open Zion is taking the day off.
She will celebrate
Shavuot holiday in Israel and stay nine days total, during which she will travel and perform. British Dictionary definitions for shavuot Word Origin for Shavuot
shābhū`ōth, plural of shābhūā` week
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Word Origin and History for shavuot n.
1892, from Hebrew
šabuot, plural of šabua "week."
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