Shavuot meaning

shə-vo͝o'ōt', -əs, shä'vo͝o-ôt'
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.

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A feast held on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai and the celebration of the wheat festival in ancient times.
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A Jewish holiday, the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, originally celebrating the spring harvest, now chiefly commemorating the revelation of the Law at Mount Sinai: celebrated on the 6th & 7th days of Sivan.
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Origin of shavuot

  • Hebrew šābû‘ôt pl. of šābû‘a week from šeba‘ seven šbʕ in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition