Sukkot

Pronunciations

Sukkot (su-KOTE) listen
Sukkos (SUK-kiss) listen

Definitions

  • n. The feast of the booths; a fall holiday when Jews live in makeshift huts to represent the time the Israelites spent wandering in the desert.

Example Sentences

  • "Are we building a sukkah for Sukkos this year?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • סוכות

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Sukes, Sukot, Succoth, Sukkos, Succot

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