Definitions for first fruits
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word first fruits
The first part of a harvest; sometimes made into an offering
The first profits from an undertaking
First Fruits are a religious offering of the first agricultural produce of the harvest. In classical Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Christian religions, the first fruits were given to priests to offer to gods or God. First Fruits were often a primary source of income to maintain the religious leaders and the facility. Beginning in 1966 a unique "First Fruits" celebration brought the Ancient African harvest festivals that became the African American Holiday, Kwanzaa.
Find a translation for the first fruits definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these first fruits definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"first fruits." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 31 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/first fruits>.