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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A harvest festival commemorating the booths in which the Israelites resided during their 40 years in the wilderness, lasting for either 8 or 9 days and beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of Sukkot.

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  • n. a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness

Etymologies

Hebrew sukkôt, (feast) of booths (commemorating the temporary shelters of the Jews in the wilderness), pl. of sukkâ, booth, from sākak, to weave together, screen; see skk in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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