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Suk·kotor Suk·koth or Suc·coth (so͞o-kôt′, so͝ok′əs)
A harvest festival commemorating the booths in which the Israelites resided during their 40 years in the wilderness, lasting for either 7 or 8 days and beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri.
[Hebrew sukkôt, (feast) of booths (commemorating the temporary shelters of the Jews in the wilderness), pl. of sukkâ, booth, from sākak, to weave together, screen; see skk in Semitic roots.]
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Sukkoth(ˈsʊkəʊt; -kəʊθ; Hebrew suːˈkɔt) or
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish harvest festival beginning on Tishri 15, which commemorates the period when the Israelites lived in the wilderness. Also called: Feast of Tabernacles
[from Hebrew, literally: tabernacles]
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or Suk•kot or Suk•kos(ˈsʊk əs, suˈkɔt, -ˈkoʊs)
a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of Tishri that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the temporary huts used by the Israelites in the wilderness.
[< Hebrew sukkōth literally, booths]
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|Noun||1.||Sukkoth - a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness|
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
Tishri - the first month of the civil year; the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in September and October)
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