Lag b'Omer
noun Etymology: Hebrew, 33d in Omer Date: 1874 a Jewish holiday falling on the 33d day of the Omer and commemorating the heroism of Bar Kokhba and Akiba ben Joseph

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lag b'Omer — [läg΄ bō′mər] n. [Heb lag bʼōmer, 33d (day) of the omer (the count of 49 days from the second day of Passover to the first day of Shabuoth)] a Jewish holiday observed on the 18th day of Iyar …   English World dictionary

  • Lag b'Omer — Lag b O•mer [[t]lɑg ˈboʊ mər, bəˈoʊ mɛr[/t]] n. jud a Jewish festival celebrated on the 33rd day of the Omer and commemorating the end of the plague among Rabbi Akiba s students • Etymology: 1900–05; < Heb lagh bā‘ōmer=lagh 33rd +bā, var. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Lag b'Omer — /læg ˈboʊmə/ (say lag bohmuh) noun a Jewish holiday, the 33rd day from the second day of Pesach. {Hebrew: lag 33rd (day) in the Omer count of days from Pesach to the Shavuot} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lag b'Omer — /lahg boh meuhr, beuh oh mer/ a Jewish festival celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar, being the 33rd day of the Omer, traditionally in commemoration of the end of the plague that killed Rabbi Akiba s students or of the bravery of Bar Kokba. [1900… …   Universalium

  • Lag b’Omer —  Jewish holiday …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Lag b'Omer — noun (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑Jewish holy day • Part Holonyms: ↑Iyar, ↑Iyyar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lag Ba'omer — Enfants allumant des feux de joie de Lag Ba omer. Nom officiel Lag Ba omer (ל ג בעומר « trente trois jours dans l’om …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lag ba-ʿOmer — ▪ Jewish holiday also spelled  Lag Bʾomer, or Lag Be omer,         a minor Jewish observance falling on the 33rd day in the period of the counting of the ʿomer (“barley sheaves”); on this day semimourning ceases and weddings are allowed. The… …   Universalium

  • lag ba-omer — noun see lag b omer …   Useful english dictionary

  • lag be-omer — noun see lag b omer …   Useful english dictionary

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