The word 'Shavuot'

Michael Benstock (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 21:57:04 +1000

Ruben Mowszowski <> wrote:
>My question is to do with the meaning of the Hebrew word 'Shavuot'
>I understand that it means:
>a) the festival
>b) "weeks"
>Is there a differenece in the spelling and if so what is the meaning
>of the difference?

There is, of course, no difference in spelling in the word "shavout"
meaning the Feast of Weeks to that of "shavout" meaning weeks.