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Meaning & History
Derived from English sabbath, the name of the holy day of the week in Judeo-Christian tradition, which derives from Hebrew shabbath, properly "day of rest", from shabath "he rested". Alternatively it could be a feminine form of Sabbatai (Hebrew: שַׁבְּתַי), a Jewish name related to sabbath. Tennessee Williams used this for the title character in his short story Sabbatha and Solitude (1973).