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Date: 900-1000
Language: Latin
Origin: sabbatum, from Greek, from Hebrew shabbath 'rest'

Sabbath

noun
     
Sab‧bath
1

the Sabbath

a) TMCRRC Sunday, considered as a day of rest and prayer by most Christian churches
b) TMCRRJ Saturday, considered as a day of rest and prayer in the Jewish religion and some Christian churches
2

keep/break the Sabbath

to obey or not obey the religious rules of the Sabbath

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