Pentecost


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Pen·te·cost

 (pĕn′tĭ-kôst′, -kŏst′)
n.
1. Christianity The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Also called Whitsunday.
2. Judaism See Shavuot.

[Middle English pentecoste, from Old English Pentecosten, from Late Latin Pentēcostē, from Greek pentēkostē (hēmerā), fiftieth (day), feminine of pentēkostos, fiftieth, from pentēkonta, fifty; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

Pentecost

(ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian festival occurring on Whit Sunday commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost on the apostles
2. (Judaism) Judaism Also called: Feast of Weeks or Shavuot the harvest festival celebrated fifty days after the second day of Passover on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan, and commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai
[Old English, from Church Latin pentēcostē, from Greek pentēkostē fiftieth]

Pen•te•cost

(ˈpɛn tɪˌkɔst, -ˌkɒst)

n.
1. a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles; Whitsunday.
[before 1000; Middle English pentecoste, Old English pentecosten < Late Latin pentēcostē < Greek pentēkostḗ (hēméra) fiftieth (day)]

Pentecost

Marks the coming ofthe Holy Spirit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pentecost - seventh Sunday after EasterPentecost - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
2.Pentecost - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsPentecost - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Translations
عيد العَنْصَره أو الحَصاد
Pentecosta
letniceSvatodušní svátky
pinse
helluntai
pünkösd
Sekminės
Vasarsvetki
Hamsin Yortusu

Pentecost

[ˈpentɪkɒst] N (Rel) → Pentecostés m

Pentecost

[ˈpɛntɪkɒst] nPentecôte f

Pentecost

n (Jewish) → Erntefest nt; (Christian) → Pfingsten nt

Pentecost

[ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst] n (Rel) → Pentecoste f

Pentecost

(ˈpentəkoust) , ((American) -koːst) noun
the Christian festival of Whitsuntide celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
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All that they lacked was, the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolising, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language.
and am only to be convicted on my own admission, that I have seen no maiden so beautiful since Pentecost was a twelvemonth.
That the day of Pentecost would not pass without your highness being out of Vincennes.
If he spoke all the Tongues of the Pentecost you've no business -"
The parties are not to be judged by the spirit they partake and even express under this Pentecost.
The Korean Pentecost and the Sufferings Which Followed, revised edition
NNA - Recourse to the constitution is a necessary prelude for electing a new president, Maronite patriarch stressed during his outdoor Pentecost homily in Bkirki today.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Austria's Interior Ministry announced late Tuesday that some 11 people have died in traffic accidents in Austria over the Pentecost long weekend, almost three times more than 2013.
The Pentecost service at Providence |Methodist Church was led by the Rev S Day and included Holy Communion.
at the heart of Pentecost lie four elements: Jesus' gift of peace, his commissioning of the disciples, his bestowal of the Spirit, and his granting the disciples the power to forgive sins.
A total assets has been raised by Pentecost Takoradi Area Co-operative Credit Union, (PENTACCU), while the credit union has created a surplus of 88%, as savings mobilization went up to 105%
July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Little more than a decade ago, Mark Pentecost was a small-town high school teacher and basketball coach aching for a way to get out of debt and have more time to spend with his wife and children.