Definition of Lag b'Omer in English:

Lag b'Omer

noun

  • A Jewish festival held on the 33rd day of the Omer (the period between Passover and Pentecost), traditionally regarded as celebrating the end of a plague in the 2nd century.

Origin

From Hebrew lāḡ (pronunciation of the letters L ( lamed) and G ( gimel) symbolizing 33) + bā ‘in the’ + ‘ōmer (see omer).

Pronunciation

Lag b'Omer

/lɑːɡ ˈbəʊmə/