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

  • n. A Jewish feast celebrated on the 33rd day of the Omer (the 18th day of Iyar).

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  • n. (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar


Mishnaic Hebrew lag bā-'ōmer : lag, 33rd (from the numerical values of the letters l, 30 and g, 3) + , in the (, in + , the) + 'ōmer, the Omer; see omer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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