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Succoth

Line breaks: Suc|coth
Pronunciation: /sʊˈkəʊt
 
, ˈsʌkəθ
 
/
(also Sukkot, Sukkoth)

Definition of Succoth in English:

noun

A major Jewish festival held in the autumn (beginning on the 15th day of Tishri) to commemorate the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness. It is marked by the erection of small booths covered in natural materials. Also called Feast of Tabernacles.
Example sentences
  • The first debate, to be held next Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla., coincides with the Jewish harvest holiday of Succoth.
  • It's known variously as the Feast of Tabernacles or Festival of Tabernacles, the Feast of Ingathering or Festival of Ingathering, the Feast of Booths or Festival of Booths, Succoth or Sukkot.
  • We say it on the Three Pilgrim Festivals, Shevvot, Succoth and Pesach and we also say the memorial service when somebody dies, at the service itself.

Origin

from Hebrew sukkōṯ, plural of sukkāh 'thicket, hut'.

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