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Noun: Pentecost  'pen-tu,kóst
  1. (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
    - Shavous, Shabuoth, Shavuoth, Shavuot, Feast of Weeks
  2. Seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
    - Whitsunday

Derived forms: Pentecosts

Type of: Jewish holy day, quarter day [Brit]

Part of: Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek

Encyclopedia: Pentecost, Mississippi