• sent. A greeting used after Shabbat ends on Saturday night and on Sunday.

Example Sentences

  • "Is Shabbat out? Shavua tov, everyone!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew


  • Mod. Heb. שָׁבוּעַ טוֹב, itself a calque of Yid. אַ גוטע וואָך‎ ‎a gute vokh 'a good week'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand
      • Other (please describe in Notes section)


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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