Shemini Atzereth


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She·mi·ni A·tze·reth

 (shə-mē′nē ät-sĕr′əs, -ət)
n. Judaism
A festival happening after the seventh day of Sukkot, marked by a service in memory of the dead and a special prayer for rain.

[Hebrew šəmînî 'ăṣeret, eighth (day) of assembly : šəmînî, eighth (from šəmōne, eight; see ṯmny in Semitic roots) + 'ăṣeret, assembly (from 'āṣar, to retain; see ʕṣr in Semitic roots).]

She•mi•ni A•tze•reth

(or A•tze•ret)

(ʃəˈmi ni ætˈsɛr ɛs)
n.
a Jewish festival celebrated on the 8th day of Sukkoth, marked by a memorial service for the dead and a special prayer for rain.
[1900–05; < Hebrew Shəmīnī‘ăṣereth literally, eighth meeting]