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Purim

noun Pu·rim \ˈpr-im, ˈpyr-, -ˌēm; p-ˈrim, py-, -ˈrēm\

Definition of PURIM

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