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succoth

or succot, succos

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew sʊˈkoʊs/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a plural of succah.

Succoth

or Succot, Succos

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo -kuh s, soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊ kəs, suˈkoʊs/
noun, Judaism.
1.

succah

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk ə/
noun, plural succoth, succot, succos
[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew sʊˈkoʊs/ (Show IPA).
English, succahs. Hebrew.
1.

sukkah

or succah

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk ə/
noun, plural sukkoth, sukkot, sukkos
[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew sʊˈkoʊs/ (Show IPA).
English, sukkahs. Hebrew.
1.
a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area.
Origin of sukkah
sukkāh literally, booth
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Examples from the Web for succoth
Historical Examples
  • And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.

  • And they went from succoth and camped at Etham on the border of the wilderness.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • And the children of Israel journeyed from Ramses to succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.

  • The Egyptian localities, at least Rameses and succoth, are known.

  • When succoth (Tabernacles) came, again no money, no bread, and I went about the streets the whole day to seek for work.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • And they took their journey from succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

  • At Gideon's request he wrote down for him the names of the rulers of succoth and its leading men.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Yet where do we see the lowest point of unfaith and meanness, in Ephraim or succoth?

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • When Gideon returned from the battle, he captured a young man who lived at succoth.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • The position of Ramses has been identified; that of succoth is more questionable.

British Dictionary definitions for succoth

Succoth

/ˈsʊkəʊt; -kəʊθ; Hebrew suːˈkɔt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Sukkoth

succah

/suˈkɑ; ˈsukɔ; ˈsukə/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a variant spelling of sukkah

sukkah

/suˈkɑ; ˈsukɔ; ˈsukə/
noun
1.
a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of Sukkoth Also called tabernacle
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle
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succoth in the Bible

booths. (1.) The first encampment of the Israelites after leaving Ramesses (Ex. 12:37); the civil name of Pithom (q.v.). (2.) A city on the east of Jordan, identified with Tell Dar'ala, a high mound, a mass of debris, in the plain north of Jabbok and about one mile from it (Josh. 13:27). Here Jacob (Gen. 32:17, 30; 33:17), on his return from Padan-aram after his interview with Esau, built a house for himself and made booths for his cattle. The princes of this city churlishly refused to afford help to Gideon and his 300 men when "faint yet pursuing" they followed one of the bands of the fugitive Midianites after the great victory at Gilboa. After overtaking and routing this band at Karkor, Gideon on his return visited the rulers of the city with severe punishment. "He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth" (Judg. 8:13-16). At this place were erected the foundries for casting the metal-work for the temple (1 Kings 7:46).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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