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Yom Kip·pur  audio  (yôm kpr, ym, ym, yôm k-pr) KEY 

NOUN:
Judaism
A holy day observed on the tenth day of Tishri and marked by fasting and prayer for the atonement of sins. Also called Day of Atonement.

ETYMOLOGY:
Hebrew yôm kippûr : yôm, day; see ywm in Semitic roots + kippûr, atonement (from kippr, to cover, atone; see kpr1 in Semitic roots)


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