From Ancient Greek σάββατον (sábbaton, “Sabbath”), from Hebrew שבת (shabát, “Sabbath”).
Sabbath The Biblical seventh day of the week, observed as a day of rest in Judaism, Seventh-day Adventism, or Seventh Day Baptism, starting at sundown on Friday till sundown on Saturday. Sunday, observed throughout the majority of Christianity as a day of rest. Friday, observed in Islam as a day of rest. A meeting of witches, presided over by the devil. (Also: witches' sabbath or black sabbath). 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 419: Around this conception was built up the notion of ritual devil-worship, involving the sabbath or nocturnal meeting at which the witches gathered to worship their master and to copulate with him.
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