Pentecost Definition

pĕntĭ-kôst, -kŏst
noun
Webster's New World
A Christian festival on the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles; Whitsunday.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
whitsundayfeast-of-weeksshavuotShavuothshabuothShavousseventh Sunday after Easterthe descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostlesfestival

Other Word Forms of Pentecost

Noun

Singular:
pentecost
Plural:
pentecosts

Origin of Pentecost

  • Middle English pentecoste from Old English Pentecosten from Late Latin Pentēcostē from Greek pentēkostē (hēmerā) fiftieth (day) feminine of pentēkostos fiftieth from pentēkonta fifty penkwe in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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