sabbath (plural sabbaths)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Sabbath#English|Sabbath

  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈsæbəθ/

sabbath (plural sabbaths)

  1. Saturday, observed in Judaism and some Christian denominations as a day of rest and worship.
  2. Sunday, observed in most of Christianity as a day of rest and worship.
  3. Friday, observed in Islam as a day of rest and worship.
    There are three Sabbaths–Friday (Muslim), Saturday (Jewish), and Sunday (Christian).
  4. A meeting of witch. (Also called a witches' sabbath, sabbat or black sabbath.)
    • 1971, Keith Thomas (historian), Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, page 419:
      Around this conception was built up the notion of ritual devil-worship, involving the sabbath or nocturnal meeting at which the witches gathered to worship their master and to copulate with him.
  5. (historical) Among the ancient Jews and Hebrews, the seventh year, when the land was left fallow.
    Synonyms: Sabbath year
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