Yom Kippur

noun
Yom Kip·​pur | \ ˌyōm-ki-ˈpu̇r How to pronounce Yom Kippur (audio) , ˌyȯm-, ˌyäm- How to pronounce Yom Kippur (audio) ; -ˈki-pər, -(ˌ)pu̇r \

Definition of Yom Kippur

: 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

First Known Use of Yom Kippur

1735, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yom Kippur

Hebrew yōm kippūr, literally, day of atonement

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“Yom Kippur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yom%20Kippur. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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Yom Kippur

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How to pronounce Yom Kippur (audio) How to pronounce Yom Kippur (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Yom Kippur

: 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

Yom Kippur

noun
Yom Kip·​pur | \ ˌyōm-ki-ˈpu̇r How to pronounce Yom Kippur (audio) , ˌyȯm-, -ˈki-pər \

Kids Definition of Yom Kippur

: a Jewish holiday observed in September or October with fasting and prayer

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