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Purim

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noun Pu·rim \ˈpu̇r-im, ˈpyu̇r-, -ˌēm; pu̇-ˈrim, pyu̇-, -ˈrēm\

Definition of Purim

  1. :  a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 14th of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre plotted by Haman



Origin of purim

Hebrew pūrīm, literally, lots; from the casting of lots by Haman (Esth 9:24–26)


First Known Use: 1535


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