How to pronounce yahrzeit

How to pronounce yahrzeit DEFAULT

Yahrzeit

or Jahr·zeit

[ yahr-tsahyt, yawr- ]

/ ˈyɑr tsaɪt, ˈyɔr- /


nounJudaism.

the anniversary of the death of a parent, sibling, child, or spouse, observed by lighting a memorial lamp or candle the night before and reciting the Kaddish at the evening service of the day before and at the morning and afternoon services of the day itself.

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Origin of Yahrzeit

1850–55; <Yiddish yortsayt, equivalent to yoryear + tsayt time (see tide1); compare Middle High German jārzīt anniversary

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How to use Yahrzeit in a sentence

  • "I have 'Yahrzeit' for my mother," explained Jo Lewis, glancing toward the taper after greeting his visitors.

    Other Things Being Equal|Emma Wolf

  • There would be no Yahrzeit light burning for twenty-four hours.

    Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber

British Dictionary definitions for Yahrzeit


noun

Judaismthe anniversary of the death of a close relative, on which it is customary to kindle a light and recite the Kaddish and also, in some communities, to observe a fast

Word Origin for Yahrzeit

Yiddish, from Middle High German jārzīt anniversary; see year, tide1

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What Is The Yahrzeit All About?

yahrzeit

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddishיאָרצײַט‎ (yortsayt), from Middle High Germanjārzīt(“anniversary; Christian commemoration of a person’s death”); from Middle High Germanjār(“year”) (from Old High Germanjār(“year”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European*yéh₁n-(“year”)) + Middle High Germanzīt(“time”) (from Old High Germanzīt(“time”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European*dī-(“time”)).[1] The Yiddish word is cognate with GermanJahreszeit(“season”), which heavily influenced the spelling and pronunciation once the word was borrowed into English. Doublet of yeartide.

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Noun[edit]

yahrzeit (pluralyahrzeits)

  1. (Judaism) The anniversary of a person's death, usually a parent's, often marked by the lighting of a memorialcandle and other rituals.
    • 1892 February, Richard Wheatley, “The Jews in New York.—II.”, in The Century Illustrated Magazine, volume XLIII, number 4, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co.; London: T[homas] Fisher Unwin, OCLC692496497, page 516:
      "Yahrzeit" (year's time) is the anniversary of the parent's death. On the evening preceding, a light is kindled in the house, and kept burning until the following sundown. Synagogue service in the morning and evening is also attended, and the kaddish recited. "Nahala" (inheritance) is the poetic equivalent of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews for the Teutonic Yahrzeit.
    • 1930 August 1, Leon Spitz, “Tisha b’Ab—The yahrzeit of every Jew”, in The Canadian Jewish Chronicle, Montreal, Que.: The Eagle Publishing Company, ISSN0384-9775, OCLC937495816, page 1:
      Sad to say, the Yahrzeit of every-Jew is fading away from the memory of the average Jew in America.
    • 2002 September 2, Leon Wieseltier, “A Year Later”, in Peter Beinart, editor, The New Republic[1], New York, N.Y.: The Republic Publishing Company, ISSN0028-6583, OCLC648332520:
      The yahrzeit is here, and the least lachrymose country on earth is devising its rituals of commemoration.
    • 2016 August 10, Irwin Cohen, “Hank Greenberg’s 30th yahrzeit”, in The Jewish Press[2], New York, N.Y.: The Jewish Press, ISSN0021-6674, OCLC992639836, archived from the original on 13 January 2017:
      Let's remember Hank Greenberg's yahrzeit, the 30th of Av, which falls this year on Sept. 3.

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Translations[edit]

(Judaism) anniversary of a person's death

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Compare “yahrzeit, n.”, in OED OnlinePaid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, September 2018; “yahrzeit, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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