[m.; pl. "avot"]; 1. Father, as in the “Avot” of the Jewish People; 2. Major Category, as in connection with Shabbat, one of the thirty nine “Avot Melachot” (each word of the combination should be “clicked” to get the “full” story;” 3. The saddest month in the Hebrew Calendar, which commemorates the Destruction of both of the Holy Temples.