מועד

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Etymology[edit]

From the root י־ע־ד (y-ʿ-d). Compare with יָעַד ‎(ya'ád).

Noun[edit]

מוֹעֵד ‎(transliteration neededm (plural indefinite form מוֹעֲדִים, plural construct form מוֹעֲדֵי)

  1. (strictly) an appointed or agreed-upon time, hence:
    1. an appointment
    2. a fixed time or season
    3. a festival, a solemn feast
  2. (conventionally) a year
  3. (conventionally) a meeting; an assembly convened for a definite purpose; the congregation
    • 1878, William Robertson Smith, "Ark of the Covenant" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. II, p. 539:
      But the notion of communication between the spiritual God and His people still took the form of a tryst or meeting (מוֹעֵד E.V. wrongly, congregation, Exod. xxvii. 21, &c.), under conditions of time and place divinely appointed (Exod. xx. 23, 24), and the idea of purely spiritual approach to God without any local and symbolical point of rapport between heaven and earth was reserved for the New Testament.
  4. (conventionally) the place of meeting; a place of solemn assembly
  5. (conventionally) an agreed-upon signal
  6. (conventionally) solemnity
  7. (conventionally) a synagogue

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