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
- the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11.
- the first day of the week, Sunday, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
- any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath:
- (sometimes lowercase) a period of rest.
- (sometimes lowercase) Demonology. Sabbat.
- the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
- Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
- (not capital) a period of rest
- Also called: sabbat, witches' Sabbath a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship
- A day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.
- A supposed midnight meeting held by witches.
- : 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
- : Sunday observed among Christians as a day of rest and worship
- : a time of rest
Example sentences for Sabbath
- However, G-d is very clear about the Sabbath being a day of rest.
- With a little effort, it is possible to keep kosher and respect the Sabbath.
- And she said in this booming voice, ‘Tomorrow is the Sabbath.’
- This past Sabbath, we read a section known as Chayei Sarah, or The Life of Sarah.
- In fairness, Sabbath (unlike Portnoy) does have the decency to leave the meat pantry untouched.
- Those of them who have to work on Sunday chafe under the necessity that drives them to such a disregarding of the Sabbath.
- On the Sabbath a larger proportion of them than of the citizens of the place could be collected in a house of worship.
- Ere another Sabbath has passed, I may be with him in Paradise!
- 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.
- She approached the Porcelain in a chastened mood that Sabbath morning.
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