- Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that happens fifty days after Passover, celebrating spring harvest.
An example of Shavuot is a day in late spring when Jewish peple gather to eat a dairy meal and study the Torah.
Origin: from Classical Hebrew (language) (chag-ha) shavuot, (the Feast of) Weeks from shavua, week from sheva, seven; akin to Indo-European an unverified form septṃ, seven
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also Sha·bu·othnoun Judaism
Origin: Hebrew šābû‘ôt, pl. of šābû‘a, week, from šeba‘, seven; see šbע in Semitic roots.