[ Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English sook-uhs, soo-kohs ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk əs, suˈkoʊs /
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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.
Compare Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzereth, Simhath Torah.
Origin of Sukkoth
From the Hebrew word sukkōth literally, booths
Words nearby Sukkoth
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British Dictionary definitions for Sukkoth
/ (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
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