Sukkot Definition

so͝okōt; syo͝okōt, syo͝okōs
A Jewish festival, the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the desert wandering of the Israelites during the Exodus: observed from the 15th to the 22d day of Tishri.
Webster's New World

Plural form of sukkah.


Origin of Sukkot

  • Hebrew sukkôt (feast) of booths (commemorating the temporary shelters of the Jews in the wilderness) pl. of sukkâ booth from sākak to weave together, screen skk in Semitic roots

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

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