[ shuh-vaht, shvaht, shuh-vawt ]
/ ʃəˈvɑt, ʃvɑt, ʃəˈvɔt /
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the fifth month of the Jewish calendar.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Origin of Shevat
First recorded in 1525–35, Shevat is from the Hebrew word shəbhāṭ
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British Dictionary definitions for Shevat
/ (ʃɛˈvat) /
(in the Jewish calendar) the eleventh month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the fifth month of the civil year
Word Origin for Shevat
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