kapparah

noun kap·pa·rah \ˌkäpäˈrä, käˈpȯrə\

Definition of kapparah

plural

kapparoth

or

kapparot

\ˌkäpäˈrōt(h), käˈpȯrəs\
  1. 1 :  a symbolic ceremony practiced by some Orthodox Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur in which typically a cock, hen, or coin is swung around the head and offered in atonement or as ransom for one's sins

  2. 2 :  sacrifice; specifically :  something used as a symbolic sacrifice in the kapparah ceremony

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Origin and Etymology of kapparah

Hebrew, literally, atonement


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