follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

Shavuoth

[Sephardic Hebrew shah-voo-awt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-voo-ohs, -uh s] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑ vuˈɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈvu oʊs, -əs/
noun, Judaism.
1.
a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
Origin of Shavuoth
1890-1895
1890-95; < Hebrew Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for shavuot
British Dictionary definitions for shavuot

Shavuot

/ʃəˈvuːəs; -əʊs; Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt/
noun
1.
the Hebrew name for Pentecost (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Hebrew shābhū`ōth, plural of shābhūā` week
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for shavuot
n.

1892, from Hebrew šabuot, plural of šabua "week."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Shavuoth

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for shavuot

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for shavuot