Other Word Forms of Yahrzeit
Origin of Yahrzeit
Yiddish anniversary from Middle High German jārzīt jār year (from Old High German yēr- in Indo-European roots) zīt time (from Old High German dā- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Yiddish יאָרצײַט (yortsayt). Cognate to German Jahreszeit (“season"), which heavily influenced the spelling and pronunciation once the word was borrowed into English.
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