[ 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.
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Also Suk·kot, Suk·kos, Succoth, Succot, Succos.
Also called Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles.
Origin of Sukkoth
From the Hebrew word sukkōth literally, booths
Definition for sukkoth (2 of 2)
[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for sukkoth (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 sukkoth (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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