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 for Feast of Weeks
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pentecost \Pen"te*cost\, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the
     fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ?
     five. See Five, and cf. Pingster.]
     1. A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because
        celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the
        second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of
        the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast
        of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first
        fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was
        generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law
        on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
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     2. A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in
        commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the
        apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; --
        called also Whitsunday. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Week \Week\, n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu,
     wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries. wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG.
     wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik?,
     probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin
     to G. wechsel change, L. vicis turn, alternation, and E.
     weak. Cf. Weak.]
     A period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one
     Sabbath or Sunday to the next.
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           I fast twice in the week.                --Luke xviii.
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     Note: Although it [the week] did not enter into the calendar
           of the Greeks, and was not introduced at Rome till
           after the reign of Theodesius, it has been employed
           from time immemorial in almost all Eastern countries.
           --Encyc. Brit.
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     Feast of Weeks. See Pentecost, 1.
     Prophetic week, a week of years, or seven years. --Dan. ix.
     Week day. See under Day.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Feast of Weeks
      n 1: (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan
           to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments [syn:
           Shavous, Shabuoth, Shavuoth, Shavuot, Pentecost,
           Feast of Weeks]

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