from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Among the Jews, the evening before the Sabbath.
  • n. A preparation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preparation: in allusion to the specific use (def. 2).
  • n. Specifically Friday, the day before the Hebrew sabbath: so named because on that day the Hebrews prepare what is necessary for the next day; also, what is thus prepared.


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