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Sab·bath

 (săb′əth)
n.
1. The seventh day of the week, Saturday, observed as the day of rest and worship in Judaism and some Christian sects.
2. The first day of the week, Sunday, observed as the day of rest and worship in most forms of Christianity.

[Middle English sabat, from Old French sabbat and Old English sabat, both from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew šabbāt, from šābat, to cease, rest; see šbt in Semitic roots.]
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Sabbath

(ˈsæbəθ)
n
1. (Judaism) the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (not capital) a period of rest
4. (Alternative Belief Systems) Also called: sabbat or witches' Sabbath a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship
[Old English sabbat, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbāth, from shābath to rest]
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Sab•bath

(ˈsæb əθ)

n.
1. the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11.
2. the first day of the week, Sunday, observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
3. (often l.c.) a day of rest or prayer.
[before 900; Old English < Latin sabbatum < Greek sábbaton < Hebrew shabbāth rest]
syn: See Sunday.
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Sabbath

The seventh day of the week in the Jewish religion, Saturday. It is a holy day and a day of rest.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sabbath - a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most ChristiansSabbath - a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims
day of rest, rest day - a day set aside for rest
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Sabbath

noun
Quotations
"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" Bible: St. Mark
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" Bible: Exodus
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Translations
السبتالسَّبْتيَوْم السَّبْت
nedělesabatšábes
sabbathviledag
sapatti
Šabat
szombat
sabbatsdagur, hvíldardagur
安息日
안식일
šabasšventadienis
sabatssvētdiena
šábes
sabat
nedeljapetaksabatvrzino koloврзино коло
sabbat
dinlenme günüSebt günü
ngày Sabbath

Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] N (Jewish) → sábado m; (Christian) → domingo m
see also keep A11
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Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] n
(Jewish)sabbat m
on the Sabbath → le jour du sabbat
(Christian)dimanche m
on the Sabbath → le dimanche
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Sabbath

nSabbat m; (non-Jewish) → Sonntag m ? witch
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Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] Sabbath Day [ˈsæbəθˈdeɪ] n (Jewish) → sabato; (Christian) (old) → domenica
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Sabbath

(ˈsӕbəθ) noun
(usually with the) a day of the week regularly set aside for religious services and rest – among the Jews, Saturday; among most Christians, Sunday.
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Sabbath

السَّبْت sabat sabbat Sabbat Εβραϊκό Σάββατο sábado judío sapatti sabbat Šabat Sabbath 安息日 안식일 sabbat sabbat szabas Sabbath шабат sabbat วันประกอบพิธีทางศาสนาและพักผ่อนของชาวคริสต์ dinlenme günü ngày Sabbath 猶太教安息日
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References in classic literature ?
In the midst of this witches' sabbath, he was still to be seen on the top of his pillar, like the cabin-boy on the topmast.
"I'm sure that he goes to the witches' sabbath. Once he left a broom on my leads."
Indeed, when the influence of their Malleus started to penetrate into Northern Italy, Samuel de Cassini from St Angelo's was one of the first to denounce as untrue and patently impossible its harrowing accounts of witches' Sabbaths.