Tishah b'Av

or Tish·ah b'Ab

[ Sephardic Hebrew tee-shah buh-ahv; Ashkenazic Hebrew tish-uh-bawv ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew tiˈʃɑ bəˈɑv; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɪʃ əˌbɔv /

noun

a Jewish fast day observed on the ninth day of the month of Av in memory of the destruction in Jerusalem of the First and Second Temples.

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Also called Ninth of Av, Ninth of Ab

Origin of Tishah b'Av

First recorded in 1935–40; <Hebrew tishʿāh bəʾābh “the ninth (day) of (the month) Av”

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British Dictionary definitions for Tishah b'Av

Tishah b'Av
/ (tiˈʃa bəˈav) /

noun

Judaism the ninth day of the month of Av observed as a fast day in memory of the destruction of the First and Second Temples
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