Shemini-atzereth meaning

shə-mē'nē ät-sĕr'əs, -ət
A festival happening after the seventh day of Sukkot, marked by a service in memory of the dead and a special prayer for rain.
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Origin of shemini-atzereth

  • Hebrew šəmînî ‘ăṭeret eighth (day) of assembly šəmînî eighth (from šəmōne eight ṯmny in Semitic roots) ‘ăṭeret assembly (from ‘āṭar to retain ʕṭr in Semitic roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition