Shemini Atzereth
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew shĕmīnī ‘ăṣereth, from Hebrew shĕmīnī eighth + ‘ăṣereth assembly Date: circa 1905 a Jewish festival following the seventh day of Sukkoth and marked by a special prayer for seasonal rain

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  • Shemini Atzereth — /sheuh mee nee at ser es, min ee/; Seph. Heb. /she mee nee ah tse rddet/; Ashk. Heb. /sheuh mee nee ah tsay rddis/ a Jewish festival celebrated on the 22nd day of Tishri, being the 8th day of Sukkoth: marked by a memorial service for the dead and …   Universalium

  • Shemini Atzereth — She•mi•ni A•tze•reth (or A•tze•ret) [[t]ʃəˈmi ni ætˈsɛr ɛs[/t]] n. jud a Jewish festival celebrated on the 8th day of Sukkoth, marked by a memorial service for the dead and a special prayer for rain • Etymology: 1900–05; < Heb Shəmīnī‘ăṣereth… …   From formal English to slang

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  • shemini atzeret — noun see shemini atzereth …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sukkoth — Seph. Heb. /sooh kawt /; Ashk. Heb., Eng. /sook euhs, sooh kohs /, n. a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform …   Universalium

  • Yizkor — Seph. /yeez kawrdd /; Ashk. /yis keuhrdd, yiz /; Eng. /yis keuhr/, n. Hebrew. the Jewish service for commemorating the dead, held on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzereth, the second day of Shavuoth, and the last day of Passover. [yizkor may He be… …   Universalium

  • Marcus Jastrow — (June 5, 1829, Rogoźno – October 13, 1903) was a renowned Talmudic scholar, most famously known for his authorship of the popular and comprehensive A Dictionary of the Targumim, Talmud Babli, Talmud Yerushalmi and Midrashic Literature. Jastrow… …   Wikipedia

  • ʿṣr — West Semitic, to press. restrain, retain. 1. Shemini Atzereth, from Hebrew ʿăṣeret, assembly, gathering, from ʿāṣar, to retain. 2. alizarin, probably from Arabic al ʿuṣāra, the juice, from ʿaṣara, to squeeze. * * * …   Universalium

  • ṯmny — Common Semitic *ṯamāni , eight. 1. Shemini Atzereth, from Hebrew šəmînî, eighth, from šəmōne, eight. 2. Heshvan, from Hebrew ḥešwān, a month name, short for marḥešwān, from Akkadian (w)araḫsamnu, the eighth month of the Babylonian calendar, from …   Universalium

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