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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A feast held on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai and the celebration of the wheat festival in ancient times. Also called Pentecost.

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  • proper n. A Jewish holiday, originally a harvest festival but also commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

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  • n. (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments

Etymologies

Hebrew šābû'ôt, pl. of šābû'a, week, from šeba', seven; see šbʿ in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew שבועות (shavu'ót). (Wiktionary)

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