Yom Kippur Definition

yôm kĭpər, yōm, yŏm, yôm kē-po͝or
One of the Jewish High Holidays, the Day of Atonement, a fast day of repentance during which the prayers recited include the Kol Nidre, observed on the 10th day of Tishri: Lev. 16:29-34
Webster's New World

A particular Jewish holiday, the day of atonement, falling on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.


Origin of Yom Kippur

  • Hebrew yôm kippûr yôm day ywm in Semitic roots kippûr atonement (from kippēr to cover, atone kpr1 in Semitic roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew יוֹם כִּפּוּר (yom kippúr, “Yom Kippur", literally “day of atonement").

    From Wiktionary

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