[ yawm kip-er, yohm, yom; Sephardic Hebrew yawm kee-poor; Ashkenazic Hebrew yohm ki-puh r ]
/ yɔm ˈkɪp ər, yoʊm, yɒm; Sephardic Hebrew ˈyɔm kiˈpur; Ashkenazic Hebrew yoʊm ˈkɪ pər /
a Jewish high holy day observed on the 10th day of the month of Tishri by abstinence from food and drink and by the daylong recitation of prayers of repentance in the synagogue.
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Origin of Yom Kippur
< Hebrew, equivalent to yōm day + kippūr atonement
Also called Day of Atonement.
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Example sentences from the Web for yom kippur
They strictly observed the dietary laws, and solemnized the festivals, and the fast of Yom-Kippur, which they called Ashura.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
British Dictionary definitions for yom kippur
/ (jɒm ˈkɪpə, Hebrew jɔm kiˈpur) /
an annual Jewish holiday celebrated on Tishri 10 as a day of fasting, on which prayers of penitence are recited in the synagogue throughout the dayAlso called: Day of Atonement
Word Origin for Yom Kippur
from Hebrew, from yōm day + kippūr atonement
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Cultural definitions for yom kippur
[ (yohm ki-poor, yom kup-uhr) ]
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