Fast of Esther

noun phrase

: a Jewish fast day observed the day before Purim in commemoration of a fast proclaimed by Queen Esther

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fast of Esther was in 1887

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“Fast of Esther.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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