or suc·cah

[ Sephardic Hebrew soo-kah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk ə /

noun, plural suk·koth, suk·kot, suk·kos [Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew sʊˈkoʊs/, English suk·kahs. Hebrew.

a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area.

Origin of sukkah

sukkāh literally, booth

Definition for sukkot (2 of 2)

[ Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh s, soo-kohs ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk əs, suˈkoʊs /


a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the period during which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus, marked by the building of sukkoth.
Also Suk·kot, Suk·kos, Succoth, Succot, Succos.

Origin of Sukkoth

From the Hebrew word sukkōth literally, booths
Also called Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sukkot (1 of 2)



/ (ˈsʊkəʊt, -kəʊθ, Hebrew suːˈkɔt) /


an eight-day Jewish harvest festival beginning on Tishri 15, which commemorates the period when the Israelites lived in the wildernessAlso called: Feast of Tabernacles

Word Origin for Sukkoth

from Hebrew, literally: tabernacles

British Dictionary definitions for sukkot (2 of 2)



/ (suˈkɑ, ˈsukɔ, ˈsukə) /


a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of SukkothAlso called: tabernacle

Word Origin for sukkah

from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle
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