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.]
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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]
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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)]
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Pentecost

Marks the coming ofthe Holy Spirit.
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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
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Translations
عيد العَنْصَره أو الحَصاد
Pentecosta
letniceSvatodušní svátky
pinse
helluntai
pünkösd
Sekminės
Vasarsvetki
Hamsin Yortusu

Pentecost

[ˈpentɪkɒst] N (Rel) → Pentecostés m
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Pentecost

[ˈpɛntɪkɒst] nPentecôte f
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Pentecost

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

[ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst] n (Rel) → Pentecoste f
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Pentecost

(ˈpentəkoust) , ((American) -koːst) noun
the Christian festival of Whitsuntide celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
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References in classic literature ?
"That the day of Pentecost would not pass without your highness being out of Vincennes."
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.
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. To-morrow they will have receded from this high-water mark.
The Church of Pentecost, Nsawkaw area in the Bono Region, has launched an Environmental Care Campaign under the theme; 'Environment Care, My Responsibility,' which is aimed at complementing the government's efforts to tackle sanitation in the area, and to make the environment a healthy place.
Horan's "The church is suffering from Holy Spirit atheism" (NCR, May 31-June 13) is timely as we prepared for Pentecost. His perspective on the relevance of the Holy Spirit and sensus fidelium to the current crisis of clericalism is also most refreshing.
There is no charge but donations will be welcome also for the church, which held a special service of words and music to mark Pentecost on Sunday evening.
We celebrate this descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles at Pentecost. In the Acts of the Apostles, Luke sets Pentecost 50 days after Easter.
On February 11, 2018, Pope Francis decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar and celebrated on Monday after the Pentecost every year.
Today we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of God in and through the Holy Spirit.
in Elgin, will celebrate the Christian holy day of Pentecost this Sunday with special music, dance and testimonies of faith rooted around the world.

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