tabor

[tey-ber] /ˈteɪ bər/
noun
1.
a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.
verb (used without object)
2.
to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum.
verb (used with object)
3.
to strike or beat, as on a tabor.
Also, taber, tabour.
Origin
1250–1300; (noun) Middle English < Old French tab(o)ur; see tambour; (v.) Middle English tabouren, derivative of the noun or < Old French taborer, derivative of tab(o)ur
Related forms
taborer, tabourer, noun

Tabor

[tey-ber] /ˈteɪ bər/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1929 feet (588 meters).
British Dictionary definitions for tabor
tabor or tabour (ˈteɪbə)
 
n
music See pipe a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipe
 
[C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr]
 
tabour or tabour
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr]
 
'taborer or tabour
 
n
 
'tabourer or tabour
 
n

Tabor (ˈteɪbə)
 
n
Mount Tabor a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)

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Word Origin and History for tabor
tabor
"small drum resembling a tamborine," late 13c., from O.Fr. tabour, tabur "drum" (11c.), probably from Pers. tabir "drum," but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.
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tabor in the Bible

a height. (1.) Now Jebel et-Tur, a cone-like prominent mountain, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It is about 1,843 feet high. The view from the summit of it is said to be singularly extensive and grand. This is alluded to in Ps. 89:12; Jer. 46:18. It was here that Barak encamped before the battle with Sisera (q.v.) Judg. 4:6-14. There is an old tradition, which, however, is unfounded, that it was the scene of the transfiguration of our Lord. (See HERMON.) "The prominence and isolation of Tabor, standing, as it does, on the border-land between the northern and southern tribes, between the mountains and the central plain, made it a place of note in all ages, and evidently led the psalmist to associate it with Hermon, the one emblematic of the south, the other of the north." There are some who still hold that this was the scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). (2.) A town of Zebulum (1 Chr. 6:77). (3.) The "plain of Tabor" (1 Sam. 10:3) should be, as in the Revised Version, "the oak of Tabor." This was probably the Allon-bachuth of Gen. 35:8.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for tabor

city, southern Czech Republic. It lies along a bend in the Luznice River 50 miles (80 km) south of Prague. Founded in 1420 by Jan Zizka and other followers of the Bohemian religious reformer Jan Hus, Tabor became the radical centre of the more militant members of the movement, known as the Taborites. These people fostered the national spirit and the preservation of the Czech language. The town has a museum (1878) of the Hussite Revolutionary Movement

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