Sukkoth

Sukkoth

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English sook-uhs, soo-kohs]
noun
a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the period during which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus, marked by the building of sukkoth.
Also, Sukkot, Sukkos, Succoth, Succot, Succos.
Also called Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles.


Origin:
< Hebrew sukkōth literally, booths

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sukkah

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English sook-uh]
noun, plural sukkoth, sukkot, sukkos [Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] . English, sukkahs. Hebrew.
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.
Also, succah.


Origin:
sukkāh literally, booth

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sukkah or succah (suˈkɑ, ˈsukɔ, ˈsukə, suˈkɑ, ˈsukɔ, ˈsukə)
 
n
Also called: tabernacle a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of Sukkoth
 
[from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle]
 
succah or succah
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle]

Sukkoth or Succoth (ˈsʊkəʊt, -kəʊθ, Hebrew suːˈkɔt, ˈsʊkəʊt, -kəʊθ, Hebrew suːˈkɔt)
 
n
Also called: Feast of Tabernacles an eight-day Jewish harvest festival beginning on Tishri 15, which commemorates the period when the Israelites lived in the wilderness
 
[from Hebrew, literally: tabernacles]
 
Succoth or Succoth
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: tabernacles]

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sukkoth

a Jewish autumn festival of double thanksgiving that begins on the 15th day of Tishri (in September or October), five days after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is one of the three Pilgrim Festivals of the Old Testament.

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