Shabbat meaning

shə-bät, shäbəs
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The Jewish Sabbath, observed from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday.
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The Sabbath.
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The Jewish Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, commemorating God's rest on the seventh day in the book of Genesis.

I leave early on Fridays, as I don't work on Shabbat.

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The ceremonial Shabbat meal, in which candles are lit and bread and wine consumed.

Please join us for Shabbat tonight.

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Origin of shabbat

  • Hebrew šabbāt sabbath Sabbath

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

  • From Hebrew שבת (shabát, “rest"). Variants ending in -s were influenced by the Yiddish form שבת (shabes).

    From Wiktionary