Feast of Weeks

Feast of Weeks
(Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
Syn: ↑Shavous, ↑Shabuoth, ↑Shavuoth, ↑Shavuot, ↑Pentecost
Derivationally related forms: ↑pentecostal (for: ↑Pentecost)
Topics: ↑Judaism
Hypernyms: ↑Jewish holy day

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Usage: usually capitalized F&W

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Feast of Weeks same as ↑Shabuoth
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Main Entry:feast
Feast of Weeks
A Jewish festival seven weeks after the Passover (also Shabuoth, Shavuot or Pentecost)
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Main Entry:week

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Feast of Weeks,
= Shabuoth. (Cf.Shabuoth)

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n. another name for Shavuoth

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ˌFeast of ˈWeeks 7 [Feast of Weeks] noun uncountable
= Shavuoth

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  • Feast of Weeks — Feast of Weeks, the a Jewish religious holiday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Feast of Weeks — Feast′ of Weeks′ n. jud Shavuoth …   From formal English to slang

  • Feast of Weeks — Pentecost Pen te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See {Five}, and cf. {Pingster}.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feast of Weeks — Week Week, n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu, wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries. wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG. wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik?, probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin to G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feast of Weeks — Shavuoth. * * * …   Universalium

  • Feast of Weeks — noun another name for Shavuoth …   English new terms dictionary

  • Feast of Weeks — noun Judaism → Shavuot …  

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