Pentecost meaning

pĕn'tĭ-kôst', -kŏst'
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.

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The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.
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A Christian festival on the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles; Whitsunday.
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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