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Feast of Weeks

noun
1.

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, Shavuot, Shavuos, Shabuoth, Shabuot.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Hebrew Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks
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British Dictionary definitions for feast weeks

Feast of Weeks

noun
1.
(Judaism) a literal translation of Shavuot
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feast weeks in the Bible

See PENTECOST.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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