Re: The word 'Shavuot'

Shlomo Godick (
Sun, 06 Jul 1997 17:07:05 -0700

Eliezer Wenger wrote:
<< Yes, there are two meanings for the word Shavuot. One meaning is as
Ruben said "weeks'. The other meaning is "oaths" . . The spelling in
Hebrew is the same for both interpretations. >>

The above reply is not accurate. Shavuot (weeks) is pointed with a kametz
under the shin, whereas sh'vuot (oaths) has a sh'va na under the shin. So
they are actually two differently pronounced words.

Kol tuv,
Shlomo Godick
Rechasim, Israel