Judaism the anniversary of the death of a parent or other member of the immediate family, commemorated by the lighting of a 24-hour candle (yahrzeit candle), the saying of kaddish, etc.
Origin of yahrzeitYiddish yortsayt ; from Middle High German j?rz?t, anniversary ; from j?r (Ger jahr), year + z?t (Ger zeit), time: see tide
The anniversary of the death of a relative, observed with mourning and the recitation of religious texts.
Origin of YahrzeitYiddish, anniversary, from Middle High German jarz&imacron;t : jar, year (from Old High German; see y&emacron;r- in Indo-European roots) + z&imacron;t, time (from Old High German; see da- in Indo-European roots).
- (Judaism) The anniversary of a person's death, often of a parent's.