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Borrowed from Biblical Hebrew שַׁבָּת (shabát, Sabbath).


  • IPA(key): /ʃɑˈbɑt/
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  • Hyphenation: sjab‧bat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt


sjabbat m (plural sjabbats, diminutive sjabbatje n)

  1. (Judaism) Sabbath
    • 2017, Chacham Dr. Pinchas Toledano, E.H. Rosenberg, editors, חמישה חומשי תורה ותפילות לשבת כמנהג ק׳׳ק תלמוד תורה אמשטרדם [Five Books of the Torah and Prayers for Sabbath per the Practice of the Holy Community Talmud Torah in Amsterdam] (prayer book; hardcover; overall work in Hebrew, English, Dutch, and Portuguese), Jerusalem: Koren Publishers Jerusalem, →ISBN, תפלות לשבת, page 111:
      Op de Sjabbat op of na Konigsdag wordt dit poor Moesaf gezegd
      On the Shabbat on or after the monarch's birthday this is recited preceding Mussaf

Usage notes[edit]

  • This spelling and pronunciation is mostly used by Jews and others who are familiar with the Hebrew term. Non-Jews more commonly use sabbat.