Shavuoth

or Sha·vu·ot, Sha·vu·os, Sha·bu·oth, Sha·bu·ot

[ Sephardic Hebrew shah-voo-awt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-voo-ohs, -uh s ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑ vuˈɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈvu oʊs, -əs /

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.

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Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.

Origin of Shavuoth

First recorded in 1890–95, Shavuoth is from the Hebrew word Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks
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Shavuot

Shabuoth

/ (ʃəˈvuːəs, -əʊs, Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt) /

noun

the Hebrew name for Pentecost (def. 2)

Word Origin for Shavuot

from Hebrew shābhū`ōth, plural of shābhūā` week
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