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Definition of Feast of Weeks
Feast of WeeksWeek Week, n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu,
wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries. wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG.
wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik?,
probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin
to G. wechsel change, L. vicis turn, alternation, and E.
weak. Cf. Weak.]
A period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one
Sabbath or Sunday to the next.
I fast twice in the week. --Luke xviii.
Note: Although it [the week] did not enter into the calendar
of the Greeks, and was not introduced at Rome till
after the reign of Theodesius, it has been employed
from time immemorial in almost all Eastern countries.
Feast of Weeks. See Pentecost, 1.
Prophetic week, a week of years, or seven years. --Dan. ix.
Week day. See under Day. Feast of WeeksPentecost Pen"te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the
fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ?
five. See Five, and cf. Pingster.]
1. A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because
celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the
second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of
the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast
of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first
fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was
generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law
on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
2. A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in
commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the
apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; --
called also Whitsunday. --Shak.
Meaning of Feast of Week from wikipedia
- 'weeks'), or the feast
of weeks, is a jewish holiday
on the sixth
day of the hebrew month
(late may or early
- pentēkostē hēmera, 'the fiftieth
day') is the greek
name for the feast
, a prominent feast
in the calendar
of ancient israel
- the term pentecostal
, the greek
name for the jewish feast
of the holy spirit
- shavuot—feast of weeks—yom habikurim: file:cheese blintzes
with blackberries. jpg , cheese blintz
es, a traditional
food on shavuot
of the omer , jewish ritual during
the forty-nine days between passover
and the feast
of weeks. and umar etc are variations
of the name
- century, and which
is devoted entirely
to the feast
, being actually called
in a vatican library manuscript
- each to the feast
and new-year , while
one each for Ḥanukkah and the feast
and two for new-year.
that solomon offered
burnt-offerings on the feast
of weeks. file:northrop feast
of trumpets. (illustration from the 1894 treasures
of the bible)
- christian churches
day s, including celebrations
of in the pre-1970 form of the roman
rite, the two weeks
- many times special rules
to the day of the week or time of year in relationship
to the major feast