Shabbat

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Borrowed from Hebrew שבת (shabát, rest). Variants ending in -s were influenced by the Yiddish form שבת (shabes).

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Shabbat

  1. The Jewish Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, commemorating God's rest on the seventh day in the book of Genesis.
    I leave early on Fridays, as I don't work on Shabbat.
  2. The ceremonial Shabbat meal, in which candles are lit and bread and wine consumed.
    Please join us for Shabbat tonight.
  3. Alternative form of Sabbath (witches' meeting)

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