Day of Atonement

Pronunciations

Day of Atonement (day uhv uh-TOHN-mint) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "I like the idea of the high holidays and especially the solemnity of the day of atonement." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • יום כיפור 'lit. day of repentance'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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