Feast of Weeks

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Feast of Weeks

n
(Judaism) Judaism a literal translation of Shavuot

Sha•vu•oth

or Sha•vu•ot

(ʃəˈvu oʊs, ʃɑ vuˈɔt)

n.
a Jewish festival, celebrated on the sixth or sixth and seventh days of Sivan, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
[1890–95; < Hebrew Shābhū‘ōth literally, weeks]
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Noun1.Feast of Weeks - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsFeast of Weeks - (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