Definition of Shabbos in English:

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Shabbos

Pronunciation: /ˈSHäbəs/
(also Shabbas or Shabbes)

noun

The Yiddish term for the Jewish Sabbath.
Example sentences
  • It has been said, ‘Even more than Israel has kept the Shabbos, the Shabbos has kept Israel.’
  • I came with the yeshiva to wish patients a good Shabbos.
  • This is, by no means, to suggest that those in positions of power and decision - making should just pray to God, eat strictly kosher food, keep the Shabbos and hope for the best.

Origin

Yiddish, from Hebrew šabbāṯ.

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Syllabification: Shab·bos

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