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PENTECOST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pentecost mean? 

PENTECOST (noun)
  The noun PENTECOST has 2 senses:

1. seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
2. (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments

  Familiarity information: PENTECOST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENTECOST (noun)


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Meaning:

Seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Pentecost; Whitsunday

Hypernyms ("Pentecost" is a kind of...):

quarter day (a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due)

Holonyms ("Pentecost" is a part of...):

Whitsun; Whitsuntide; Whitweek (Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days))


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Meaning:

(Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Feast of Weeks; Shabuoth; Shavous; Shavuot; Shavuoth; Pentecost

Hypernyms ("Pentecost" is a kind of...):

Jewish holy day (a religious holiday for Jews)

Domain category:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)


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