Sabbath meaning

săbəth
Sunday as the usual Christian day of rest and worship.
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A day or time set aside for rest or worship.
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The first day of the week, Sunday, observed as the day of rest and worship in most forms of Christianity.
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The seventh day of the week (Saturday), set aside for rest and worship and observed as such by Jews (from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset) and some Christian denominations.
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The seventh day of the week, Saturday, observed as the day of rest and worship in Judaism and some Christian sects.
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Of the Sabbath.
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Origin of sabbath

  • Middle English sabat from Old French sabbat Old English sabat both from Latin sabbatum from Greek sabbaton from Hebrew šabbāt from šābat to cease, rest šbt in Semitic roots

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