A painting depicting the Pentecost.
Pentecost is defined as a Christian holiday held on the 7th Sunday after Easter which celebrates the holy spirit descending on Jesus' disciples after Jesus ascended, or a Jewish holiday celebrating Moses' receipt of the Ten Commandments.
A Jewish holiday or a Christian holiday are examples of Pentecost.
- a Christian festival on the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles; Whitsunday
Origin of PentecostMiddle English from Ecclesiastical Late Latin pentecoste from Ecclesiastical Greek pent?kost? (h?mera), the fiftieth (day) after Passover from pent?konta, fifty from pente, five
- Christianity The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Also called Whitsunday .
- Judaism See Shavuot.
Origin of PentecostMiddle English pentecoste from Old English Pentecosten from Late Latin Pentēcostē from Greek pentēkostē (hēmerā) fiftieth (day) feminine of pentēkostos fiftieth from pentēkonta fifty ; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.