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.
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.
He interpreted the event of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41) by recourse to Paul's insight into how one and the same body of Christ has many parts, how one and the same Spirit gives many gifts and ministries (1 Cot 12:4-11).
Michelle White, Penelope Vicountess Cobham, John Scott Martin TF181007RBSA-05; Betty Alexander-Williams, Jan Pentecost, Michael Pentecost, Brian Pentecost, Michelle Cross and John Alexander-Williams TF181007RBSA-04; Rupert Parkin, David Gibbins, Mike O'Dwyer; Betty Moore, Brian Moore, Graham King, Gill King TF181007RBSA-02; Matthew Arnold, Michelle Hall, Monika Ferraz; Kevin Harris-James, Fergal Dowling, Tom Stevenson; Sushil Kumer, David Adams, Mike MacKenzie; Fiona Carr, Mark Illingsworth, Marie Dakin; Graham Blaine, Elaine Hind, Phil Ordidge, Irene Ordidge TF181007RBSA-03
ANDREW BALDING'S popular miler Pentecost, a former winner at Royal Ascot, will be signed off from active service after he has competed in Ascot's Brunswick Handicap today, writes Rodney Masters.
CET ARTICLE ANALYSE LE PHENOMENE DU REVEIL DE L'ETHNICITE EN EUROPE dans ses rapports avec les pentecotismes africains en prenant appui sur le cas historique de la Church of Pentecost du Ghana, une Eglise qui se pense a la fois <<indigene>> et transnationale.
But the mother of Jet-Li Angellusz Cosworth Pentecost doesn't think he'll get bullied at school.
In the present generation I'd wager that it's by no means clear to many Catholics that Pentecost is among the greatest feasts, or that we ought to muster up some serious reverence for the occasion.
Far from favoring the monotonous standardization of cultures and languages being wrought by the juggernaut of globalization, God demonstrated through Pentecost that the confusion of intrahuman discourse was not to be mitigated through some global monolingual scheme but through God's revelation of himself in the mother tongue of every tribe and nation.