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 and Etymology of purim

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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