Yom Kippur

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noun Yom Kip·pur \ˌyōm-ki-ˈpu̇r, ˌyȯm-, ˌyäm-; -ˈki-pər, -(ˌ)pu̇r\

Definition of Yom Kippur

  1. :  a Jewish holiday observed with fasting and prayer on the 10th day of Tishri in accordance with the rites described in Leviticus 16 —called also Day of Atonement

Origin and Etymology of yom kippur

Hebrew yōm kippūr, literally, day of atonement


First Known Use: 1735

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YOM KIPPUR Defined for English Language Learners

Yom Kippur

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noun Yom Kip·pur \ˌyōm-ki-ˈpu̇r, ˌyȯm-, ˌyäm-; -ˈki-pər, -(ˌ)pu̇r\

Definition of Yom Kippur for English Language Learners

  • : a Jewish holiday observed in September or October during which Jewish people do not eat or drink anything and pray to ask for forgiveness for mistakes made during the year



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