from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The Sabbath.
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- proper n. The Jewish Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, commemorating God's rest on the seventh day in the book of Genesis.
- proper n. The ceremonial Shabbat meal, in which candles are lit and bread and wine consumed.
Hebrew šabbāt, sabbath; see Sabbath.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew שבת (shabát, "rest"). Variants ending in -s were influenced by the Yiddish form שבת (shabes). (Wiktionary)