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 (shə-bät′, -vät′)
Variant of Shevat.
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(Judaism) a variant spelling of Shevat
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(ʃəˈvɑt, -ˈvɔt)

also Shebat

the fifth month of the Jewish calendar.
[1525–35; < Hebrew shəbhāṭ]
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Noun1.Shebat - the fifth month of the civil year: the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in January and February)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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He was due to marry Selwan Mohammad Ali Shebat, a woman widowed before she could wed, she now describes herself as 'broken' and 'suffocated' with grief.
He has moved in with the family in Jerusalem during the Hebrew month of Shebat in 1959--a year before the capture of Adolf Eichmann.
The two months of Tebet and Shebat of this year 5700 (December 13, 1939, to February 9, 1940) are designated for the campaign amongst the Jewry of America.