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A particular Jewish holiday, the day of atonement, falling on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
Hebrew yôm kippûr yôm day ywm in Semitic roots kippûr atonement (from kippēr to cover, atone kpr1 in Semitic roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Hebrew יוֹם כִּפּוּר (yom kippúr, “Yom Kippur", literally “day of atonement").
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