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 jārzīt jār year ( from Old High German; see yēr- in Indo-European roots.) zīt time ( from Old High German; see dā- in Indo-European roots.)
- (Judaism) The anniversary of a person's death, often of a parent's.