Yom-kippur meaning

yôm' kĭp'ər, yōm', yŏm', yôm' kē-po͝or'
A holy day observed on the tenth day of Tishri and marked by fasting and prayer for the atonement of sins.
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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
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A particular Jewish holiday, the day of atonement, falling on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
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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