Definitions for yahrzeitˈyɑr tsaɪt, ˈyɔr-
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Yahr•zeitˈyɑr tsaɪt, ˈyɔr-(n.)
Judaism. the anniversary of the death of a parent or other close relative, observed by lighting a candle and reciting the
Origin of Yahrzeit:
1850–55; < Yiddish yortsayt
The anniversary of a person's death, often of a parent's.