Sabbath

/ˈsabəθ/

Origin

before 900; Middle English, variant of sabbat, Old English < Latin sabbatum < Greek sábbaton < Hebrew shabbāth rest (Source: dictionary.com)

Old English, from Latin sabbatum, via Greek from Hebrew šabbāṯ, from šāḇaṯ ‘to rest’. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Sabbath

Sabbath

noun

  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, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
  3. any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath:
  4. (sometimes lowercase) a period of rest.
  5. (sometimes lowercase) Demonology. Sabbat.
  6. the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
  7. Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
  8. (not capital) a period of rest
  9. Also called: sabbat, witches' Sabbath a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship

dictionary.com

Sabbath

noun

  1. A day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.
  2. A supposed midnight meeting held by witches.

lexico.com

Sabbath

noun

  1. : the seventh day of the week observed from Friday evening to Saturday evening as a day of rest and worship by Jews and some Christians
  2. : Sunday observed among Christians as a day of rest and worship
  3. : a time of rest

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Sabbath

  1. However, G-d is very clear about the Sabbath being a day of rest.
  2. With a little effort, it is possible to keep kosher and respect the Sabbath.
  3. And she said in this booming voice, ‘Tomorrow is the Sabbath.’
  4. This past Sabbath, we read a section known as Chayei Sarah, or The Life of Sarah.
  5. In fairness, Sabbath (unlike Portnoy) does have the decency to leave the meat pantry untouched.
  6. Those of them who have to work on Sunday chafe under the necessity that drives them to such a disregarding of the Sabbath.
  7. On the Sabbath a larger proportion of them than of the citizens of the place could be collected in a house of worship.
  8. Ere another Sabbath has passed, I may be with him in Paradise!
  9. The law for the observance of the Sabbath comes to us in language that cannot be mistaken and from a source not to be denied.
  10. She approached the Porcelain in a chastened mood that Sabbath morning.

Related words & Synonyms

Sunday, Saturday, Sunday

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