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Tishah b'Av

or Tish·ah b'Ab

[Sephardic Hebrew tee-shah buh-ahv; Ashkenazic Hebrew tish-uh-bawv]
noun
  1. 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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Origin of Tishah b'Av

From the Hebrew word tishʿāh bəʾābh
Also called Ninth of Av.
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British Dictionary definitions for tishah b'av

Tishah b'Av

noun
  1. 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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