She·vat (shə-vät, shvät) also She·bat (shə-bät, -vät)
The eleventh month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
[Hebrew šəbāṭ, from Akkadian šabāṭu, a month name; see šbṭ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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