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also Sha·bu·oth  (shə-vo͞o′ōt′, -əs, shä′vo͞o-ôt′)
n. Judaism
A feast held on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai and the celebration of the wheat festival in ancient times. Also called Pentecost.

[Hebrew šābû'ôt, pl. of šābû'a, week, from šeba', seven; see šbʕ in Semitic roots.]


(ʃəˈvuːəs; -əʊs; Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt) or


(Judaism) the Hebrew name for Pentecost2
[from Hebrew shābhū'ōth, plural of shābhūā' week]
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Noun1.Shavuot - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsShavuot - (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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